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  • Waggish — Wag gish ( g[i^]sh), a. 1. Like a wag; mischievous in sport; roguish in merriment or good humor; frolicsome. A company of waggish boys. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. Done, made, or laid in waggery or for sport; sportive; humorous; as, a waggish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waggish — [wag′ish] adj. [< WAG2 + ISH] 1. like, characteristic of, or befitting a wag; roguishly merry 2. done, said, or made in jest; playful [a waggish remark] waggishly adv …   English World dictionary

  • waggish — (adj.) willing to make a fool of oneself, and fond of doing so to others, 1580s, from WAG (Cf. wag) (n.) + ISH (Cf. ish) …   Etymology dictionary

  • waggish — sportive, frolicsome, *playful, impish, mischievous, roguish Analogous words: facetious, jocose, jocular, humorous, *witty: jovial, jolly (see MERRY): comic, comical, *laughable, droll, ludicrous, funny Contrasted words: *serious, earnest, sober …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • waggish — [adj] playful amusing, blithe, bubbly, cheerful, clowning, comical, frolicsome, funny, gamesome, gay, humorous, jaunty, jesting, jocular, jocund, joking, jolly, joyous, kittenish, lighthearted, lively, merry, mirthful, snappy, spirited, teasing,… …   New thesaurus

  • waggish — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ humorous, playful, or facetious. DERIVATIVES waggishly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • waggish — adjective Date: 1589 1. resembling or characteristic of a wag < a waggish friend > < a waggish prose style > 2. done or made in waggery or for sport ; humorous < waggish spoofs of popular songs > • waggishly adverb • waggishness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • waggish — waggishly, adv. waggishness, n. /wag ish/, adj. 1. like a wag; roguish in merriment and good humor; jocular: Fielding and Sterne are waggish writers. 2. characteristic of or befitting a wag: waggish humor. [1580 90; WAG + ISH1] Syn. 1. jocund,… …   Universalium

  • waggish — wag|gish [ˈwægıʃ] adj BrE old fashioned a waggish person makes clever and amusing jokes, remarks etc >waggishly adv >waggishness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waggish — adjective a waggish person makes clever and amusing jokes, remarks etc waggishly adverb waggishness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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