v. t.1.To move one way and the other with quick turns; to shake to and fro; to move vibratingly; to cause to vibrate, as a part of the body; as, to wag the head.
[imp. & p. p. Wagged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wagging.]
No discerner durst wag his tongue in censure.
- Shak.
Every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.
- Jer. xviii. 16.
v. i.1.To move one way and the other; to be shaken to and fro; to vibrate.
The resty sieve wagged ne'er the more.
- Dryden.
2.To be in action or motion; to move; to get along; to progress; to stir.
"Thus we may see," quoth he, "how the world wags."
- Shak.
3.To go; to depart; to pack oft.
I will provoke him to 't, or let him wag.
- Shak.
n.1.The act of wagging; a shake; as, a wag of the head.
2.A man full of sport and humor; a ludicrous fellow; a humorist; a wit; a joker.
We wink at wags when they offend.
- Dryden.
A counselor never pleaded without a piece of pack thread in his hand, which he used to twist about a finger all the while he was speaking; the wags used to call it the thread of his discourse.
- Addison.
Noun1.wag - a witty amusing person who makes jokes
Synonyms: wit, card
2.wag - causing to move repeatedly from side to side
Synonyms: waggle, shake
Verb1.wag - move from side to side; "The happy dog wagged his tail"
Synonyms: waggle
bad boy, banana, beat, bob, bobble, booger, brandish, buffoon, bugger, burlesquer, card, careen, caricaturist, clown, coggle, comedian, comic, cutup, dangle, devil, droll, elf, enfant terrible, epigrammatist, farceur, flap, flaunt, float, flourish, fluctuate, flutter, fly, funmaker, funnyman, gag writer, gagman, gagster, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, humorist, imp, ironist, jester, joker, jokesmith, jokester, kidder, knave, lampooner, lash, librate, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, lurch, madcap, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, nutate, oscillate, parodist, pendulate, pitch, pixie, practical joker, prankster, puck, punner, punster, quipster, rapscallion, rascal, reel, reparteeist, resonate, rock, rogue, roll, rowdy, ruffian, satirist, scamp, scapegrace, shake, show-off, squirm, swag, sway, swing, swinging, switch, take, toss, twist and turn, twitch, undulate, vacillate, vibrate, waggle, wagwit, wave, waver, wield, wiggle, wigwag, wisecracker, wit, witling, wobble, wriggle, writhe, zany
Wafer cake
Wafer irons
Wafer woman
Waffle iron
-- Wag --
wage claim
wage concession
wage earner
wage floor
wage freeze
wage hike
wage increase
wage scale
wage schedule
wage setter
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