verb (wigwags, wigwagging, wigwagged)[no object] North American • informal
- 1Move to and fro: the wipers were wigwagging to keep the windscreen clearMore example sentences
- Their tails popped up reflexively, almost absurdly long and white, and wigwagged out of sight.
- Only the ‘dawgs’ will run up on you rappin', walking backwards in front of you, them wigwagging and yapping like little Collie dogs.
- 1.1Signal by waving something: Ned furiously wigwagged at herMore example sentences
- Opening the plane's window, I waved at the Dykeses and wigwagged my wings to let them know I saw them.
- When the small plane crossed paths with military helicopters, as happened two or three times, the researchers held on as Mr. Giles wigwagged to signal he had seen them.
- Under ideal conditions, a message could be wigwagged over distances of ten to fifteen miles at about three words per minute.
late 16th century: reduplication of wag1.
More definitions of wigwagDefinition of wigwag in:
- The US English dictionary