noun (plural waggeries)[mass noun] • dated
- 1Waggish behaviour or remarks; jocularity: the public-school waggery from the older boysMore example sentences
- He writes, however, as Darwin did not, with dry humor (although he also occasionally descends to donnish waggery).
- Perhaps you will surprise yourself and end up finding how you too are a mixture of ‘gravity and waggery.’
- The waggery may be more or less refined, it may run the whole gamut from open clownery to a slightly ironical twinkle, but it is always there.
- 1.1 [count noun] • archaic A waggish action or remark: a man given to little waggeriesMore example sentences
- Anderson's mind is like a grand prix race car, travelling at marvellous speed while spraying myriad waggeries out the window.
- He had not, indeed, spoken of the thing contemplated as a folly, not being a man given to little waggeries of that nature; but he had been calm, unenthusiastic, and reasonable.
- See what the critics say of your harmless jokes, neat little trim sentences, and pet waggeries!
More definitions of waggeryDefinition of waggery in:
- The US English dictionary