Definition of waggle in English:
1Move or cause to move with short quick movements from side to side or up and down: [no object]: his arm waggled [with object]: Mary waggled a glass at them
More example sentences
- The dog sniffed at Raider's shoes and then pawed at AJ's legs, asking to be picked up, short little tail waggling happily.
- His thin arms waggled around in the air balancing himself on on his stool as he laughed with conviction at everything.
- Rowing cannot be a sport, as it involves sitting down (and, to be fair, waggling your arms a bit).
1.1 [with object] Swing (a golf club) loosely to and fro over the ball before playing a shot.
- Over the ball, I like to stay in motion, by waggling the club and gently rocking from foot to foot.
- For example, shuffle your feet, waggle the club slowly twice, look at the target once and then go.
- He took out his wedge, and after waggling it for a minute, he puts it back into the bag and pulls out a 5-iron.
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An act of waggling.
- He went through the same routine, the same wiggles and waggles that he did on the golf course.
- Rummaging through his fridge, he pulled out a bottle of champagne and waved it at her with a waggle of his eyebrows.
- A good cane barbel rod feels really quite stiff, and when given a waggle it stops moving around very quickly.
late 16th century: frequentative of wag1.
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