Definition of waggle in English:

waggle

Syllabification: wag·gle
Pronunciation: /ˈwagəl
 
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verb

informal
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.
More example sentences
  • 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.

noun

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An act of waggling.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 16th century: frequentative of wag1.

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