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wag 1

v. wagged, wag·ging, wags
1. To move briskly and repeatedly from side to side, to and fro, or up and down: The dog's tail wagged.
2. To move rapidly in talking. Used of the tongue.
3. Archaic To be on one's way; depart.
To move (a body part) rapidly from side to side or up and down, as in playfulness, agreement, or admonition: wagged his finger at the giggling students.
The act or motion of wagging: a farewell wag of the hand.

[Middle English waggen; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

wag′ger n.

wag 2

A humorous or droll person; a wit.

[Perhaps from wag.]


1. a rabble rouser
2. slang English a receptacle for waste paper
3. (Historical Terms) obsolete a tool for discovering a vein of precious metal
4. a person or animal who wags
vb (intr)
5. to roam or wander
6. to amble unsteadily
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