Definition of waggish in English:

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waggish

Pronunciation: /ˈwaɡɪʃ/

adjective

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Humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner: a waggish riposte
More example sentences
  • Still, there is an irony to it that may appeal to Boris's waggish nature.
  • In transcribing clumsy translations of the titles, I noticed that de Pomiane's titles were often waggish.
  • The New York Times ran a waggish headline: ‘From the Voice of Dogma Comes the Sound of Music.’

Derivatives

waggishly

Pronunciation: /ˈwaɡɪʃ(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • As one observer noted waggishly, janitors take garbage away, they don't bring us more.
  • Since the first of its Thirty-nine Articles describes god as ‘without body, parts, or passions,’ he waggishly theorized that the church was atheistic.
  • One political scientist waggishly - but probably accurately - describes the average American's political ideology as a ‘mild blend of consensus and apathy.’

waggishness

Pronunciation: /ˈwaɡɪʃnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • And that combination of waggishness with laddishness which goes down well in Britain will benefit his reputation.
  • He has become a wellspring for wisdom and waggishness for a broad range of diverse historical figures and colorful characters.
  • He was tall and athletic, shrewd, apt, and intelligent, with a ‘little sprinkling’ of waggishness.

Words that rhyme with waggish

haggish

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: wag|gish

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