Definition of waggle in English:

waggle

Line breaks: wag¦gle
Pronunciation: /ˈwag(ə)l
 
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verb

  • 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
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    • 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).
    Synonyms
    wag, shake, wiggle, wobble, wave, quiver, jerk, twitch, flutter, jiggle, joggle, bobble, brandish, flourish, flail about
  • 1.1 [with object] Swing (a golf club) loosely to and fro over the ball before playing a shot: waggle the club and set it down in your normal address position
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    • 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.
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    • 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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