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Below you will find the definition of waggish, followed by 30 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - witty or joking
EXAMPLES - Waggish in a Sentence
- Colonel was a gentleman of pleasant, waggish humour. (source)
- 'Good evening we are Mark Smith' a waggish character replied. (source)
- County Sin Rankings takes a somewhat waggish approach to doing so. (source)
- Lens won't stray from waggish TNT trio of Barkley, Smith and Johnson (source)
- County Sin Rankings  takes a somewhat waggish approach to doing so. (source)
- After a little banter about his intentions, he added another waggish riposte, (source)
- Lens won't stray from waggish TNT trio of Barkley, Smith and Johnson - USATODAY. com (source)
- When Auburn finished laying out his theory for Savage, the lieutenant no longer looked waggish. (source)
- But Mr. Lambert was always laughing in his waggish way, and, indeed, he did not look the least angry. (source)
- [This is the kind of waggish editorial O. Henry was writing in 1894 for the readers of _The Rolling Stone_. (source)
- Only oysters know how to smile in this way; cool, gentle, waggish, and yet inexpressibly innocent and winning. (source)
- "What the hell is a wicket?" she tweeted yesterday, eliciting the waggish reply: "A sticky wicket is a way of finding badgers in English forests." (source)
- We are certain that the sheer humor behind the gifting of romantic correspondence atop paper made from sheep poo will prove to be a waggish venture. (source)
- Nevertheless, a certain waggish mathematician provoked some scorn and much stifled laughter when, in a stage whisper, he paraphrased Descartes's most famous dictum. (source)
- Then they smiled and exchanged waggish looks with each other, of which Harry did not understand the meaning, nor why they cast knowing glances at the two other guests over their wine. (source)
- Gone were the charming chicken-thieves, the waggish individualists and songsters, and in their place an interregnum came that the doctor recorded in his History as the direst time of all. (source)
- Forgive me for being a bit waggish here but if a bisexual person acts upon their attractions to people of both sexes it means that they will have sex with at least two different partners. . . (source)
- Back in the early Clinton era, some waggish Republican created a political button that read "It's Socialism, Stupid," mocking the notice about the economy that famously hung in Clinton's campaign office. (source)
- Mrs. Guppy, whose incessant smiling gave her quite a waggish appearance, did as her son requested and then sat down in a corner, holding her pocket handkerchief to her chest, like a fomentation, with both hands. (source)
- What he didn't know, when he entrusted it to me, his loyal agent, "he went on, looking waggish," was that I happen to be a great-nephew of Lajos Kossuth himself, and have been a member of the Holnup since boyhood. (source)
- Inflamed, however, by love, and inspired by wine, one day at a picnic at Kenilworth, Haggarty, whose love and raptures were the talk of the whole regiment, was induced by his waggish comrades to make a proposal in form. (source)
- All this time Id been anticipating Id die f! rom something interesting, similar to a black hole caused by a Hadron Collider, or a little waggish accident involving super-heated marshmallow goo as good as inter-dimensional gods. (source)
- The most waggish of the three youths often amused himself by writing the date of its first appearance on the Gruyere cheese which was left to their tender mercies at breakfast, and which it was their pleasure to leave untouched. (source)
- According to the pair, on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 they found a security vulnerability in the domain registrar for Comcast's corporate website and used it to take control and make a few waggish alterations to the listed contact information. (source)
- He followed up this remarkable declaration, by shaking his head in a waggish manner for ten minutes, as though he were remonstrating with himself for being such a pleasant dog; and then, he took a view of his legs in profile, with much seeming pleasure and interest. (source)
- It is run by painter Kirsti Juel Arvesen, who spent 10 years as an artist in Paris and now maintains a booth at the flea market on weekends, offering for sale her waggish watercolors of Copenhagen cityscapes (110 kroner), along with decorative post cards and greeting cards. (source)
- So, while McCain remains full of piss and vinegar, in the mind of the energized younger voters his advanced age edges the scamp-quotient down thereby providing an opportunity for Obama, straining to stay amiable and waggish in an increasingly Darwinian crucible, to gain traction. (source)
- Even with the occasional, waggish interlude "Replace the national anthem with Gold by Spandau Ballet", the annals of Downing Street petitioning, which closed only in June last year, tell a tale of such comprehensive futility that you feel as if they should be a metaphor for something or other. (source)
- Tart he might be on occasion, particularly when faced with lines he felt were succumbing too easily to period mannerisms or verbal anemia, but far more often his missives were leavened with the waggish high spirits that made him the most buoyant of conversationalists, and he was never so avid as when bestowing praise on something well done. (source)
- During this melancholy pause, the turnkey read his newspaper with a waggish look (he had evidently got among the facetious paragraphs) until, happening to take his eyes off for an instant, as if to get by dint of contemplation at the very marrow of some joke of a deeper sort than the rest, it appeared to occur to him, for the first time, that somebody was crying. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 30 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "waggish" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 28 synonyms for waggish.
amusing, blithe, bubbly, cheerful, clowning, comical, frolicsome, funny, gamesome, gay, humorous, jaunty, jesting, jocular, jocund, joking, jolly, joyous, kittenish, lighthearted, lively, merry, mirthful, snappy, spirited, teasing, whimsical, witty
We have 0 antonyms for waggish.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of waggish from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Characteristic of or resembling a wag; jocular or witty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) witty, jocular, like a wag
- (adjective) mischievous, tricky
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Like a wag; mischievous in sport; roguish in merriment or good humor; frolicsome.
- (adjective) Done, made, or laid in waggery or for sport; sportive; humorous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Like a wag; abounding in sportive or jocular tricks, antics, sayings, etc.; roguish in merriment or good humor; frolicsome.
- (None) Done, concocted, or manifested in waggery or sport: as, a waggish trick; “waggish good humor,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) witty or joking