waggery


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wag·ger·y

 (wăg′ə-rē)
n. pl. wag·ger·ies
1. Waggish behavior or spirit; drollery.
2. A droll remark or act.

wag•ger•y

(ˈwæg ə ri)

n., pl. -ger•ies.
1. the roguish wit of a wag.
2. a waggish act; jest or joke.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waggery - waggish behavior
fun, sport, play - verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"
2.waggery - a quaint and amusing jest
jest, joke, jocularity - activity characterized by good humor
References in classic literature ?
There was something extremely provoking, in this obstinately pacific system; it left Brom no alternative but to draw upon the funds of rustic waggery in his disposition, and to play off boorish practical jokes upon his rival.
But I couldn't resist asking him, out of sheer waggery, whether he didn't think a touch of powder, and even, very judiciously applied, a touch of rouge, was an improvement to woman.
One imitative little imp covered his face with an old black handkerchief, thereby so affrighting his playmates that the panic seized himself, and he well-nigh lost his wits by his own waggery.