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wag 1

 (wăg)
v. wagged, wag·ging, wags
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
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.
n.
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

 (wăg)
n.
A humorous or droll person; a wit.

[Perhaps from wag.]

wag

(wæɡ)
vb, wags, wagging or wagged
1. to move or cause to move rapidly and repeatedly from side to side or up and down
2. to move (the tongue) or (of the tongue) to be moved rapidly in talking, esp in idle gossip
3. to move (the finger) or (of the finger) to be moved from side to side, in or as in admonition
4. slang to play truant (esp in the phrase wag it)
n
the act or an instance of wagging
[C13: from Old English wagian to shake; compare Old Norse vagga cradle]

wag

(wæɡ)
n
a humorous or jocular person; wit
[C16: of uncertain origin]
ˈwaggery n
ˈwaggish adj
ˈwaggishly adv
ˈwaggishness n

Wag

(wæɡ)
n
informal the wife or girlfriend of a famous sportsman
[C21: a back formation from an acronym for w(ives) a(nd) g(irlfriends)]

WAG

abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) (West Africa) Gambia (international car registration)

wag

(wæg)

v. wagged, wag•ging,
n. v.t.
1. to move from side to side, esp. rapidly and repeatedly: a dog wagging its tail.
2. to move (the tongue), as in idle chatter.
3. to shake (a finger) at someone, as in reproach.
v.i.
4. to be moved from side to side, esp. rapidly and repeatedly, as the head or tail.
5. to move constantly, esp. in idle chatter: Local tongues are wagging.
6. Archaic. to get along; proceed.
n.
7. the act of wagging.
8. a witty person.
[1175–1225; Middle English waggen < Old Norse vaga to sway, or vagga cradle]
wag′ger, n.

wag


Past participle: wagged
Gerund: wagging

Imperative
wag
wag
Present
I wag
you wag
he/she/it wags
we wag
you wag
they wag
Preterite
I wagged
you wagged
he/she/it wagged
we wagged
you wagged
they wagged
Present Continuous
I am wagging
you are wagging
he/she/it is wagging
we are wagging
you are wagging
they are wagging
Present Perfect
I have wagged
you have wagged
he/she/it has wagged
we have wagged
you have wagged
they have wagged
Past Continuous
I was wagging
you were wagging
he/she/it was wagging
we were wagging
you were wagging
they were wagging
Past Perfect
I had wagged
you had wagged
he/she/it had wagged
we had wagged
you had wagged
they had wagged
Future
I will wag
you will wag
he/she/it will wag
we will wag
you will wag
they will wag
Future Perfect
I will have wagged
you will have wagged
he/she/it will have wagged
we will have wagged
you will have wagged
they will have wagged
Future Continuous
I will be wagging
you will be wagging
he/she/it will be wagging
we will be wagging
you will be wagging
they will be wagging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wagging
you have been wagging
he/she/it has been wagging
we have been wagging
you have been wagging
they have been wagging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wagging
you will have been wagging
he/she/it will have been wagging
we will have been wagging
you will have been wagging
they will have been wagging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wagging
you had been wagging
he/she/it had been wagging
we had been wagging
you had been wagging
they had been wagging
Conditional
I would wag
you would wag
he/she/it would wag
we would wag
you would wag
they would wag
Past Conditional
I would have wagged
you would have wagged
he/she/it would have wagged
we would have wagged
you would have wagged
they would have wagged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wag - a witty amusing person who makes jokeswag - a witty amusing person who makes jokes
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
humorist, humourist - someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
2.wag - causing to move repeatedly from side to sidewag - causing to move repeatedly from side to side
agitation - the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
Verb1.wag - move from side to sidewag - move from side to side; "The happy dog wagged his tail"
jiggle, joggle, wiggle - move to and fro; "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"

wag

1
verb
1. wave, shake, swing, waggle, stir, sway, flutter, waver, quiver, vibrate, wiggle, oscillate The dog was barking and wagging its tail wildly.
2. waggle, wave, shake, flourish, brandish, wobble, wiggle He wagged a disapproving finger at me.
3. shake, bob, nod She wagged her head in agreement.
noun
1. wave, shake, swing, toss, sway, flutter, waver, quiver, vibration, wiggle, oscillation, waggle The dog gave a responsive wag of his tail. He wags his head unhappily
2. nod, bob, shake a wag of the head

wag

2
noun joker, comic, wit, comedian, clown, card (informal), kidder (informal), jester, dag (N.Z. informal), prankster, buffoon, trickster, humorist, joculator or (fem.) joculatrix My dad's always been a bit of a wag.

wag 1

verb
To move to and fro vigorously and usually repeatedly:

wag 2

noun
A person whose words or actions provoke or are intended to provoke amusement or laughter:
Informal: card.
Translations
هَزَّة الذَّنَبيَهُز، يُحَرِّكُ ذَنَبَه
šibal
logrelogren
heiluttaa
csóválfarkcsóválás
dill, dingldilla, vagga
vizginimasvizginti
kratītluncinātmājiensvēziens
zavrtenie
mahati
vifta
salla masalla mak

wag

1 [wæg]
A. N [of tail] → sacudida f, meneo m; [of finger] → movimiento m
the dog gave a wag of its tailel perro sacudió or meneó la cola
B. VT [+ tail] → sacudir, menear
the dog wagged its tailel perro sacudió or meneó la cola
he wagged a finger at me, "naughty, naughty!" he saidme apuntó agitando el dedopillín, pillín! -dijo
C. VI [tail] → sacudirse, menearse
tongues will wagse dará que hablar
tongues were wagging about their relationshiplas malas lenguas hablaban de sus relaciones

wag

2 (o.f.) [wæg] N (= joker) → bromista mf

wag

[ˈwæg]
vt [+ tail] → remuer; [+ finger, head] → agiter
The dog wagged its tail → Le chien a agité la queue.
vi
[tail] → remuer
tongues are wagging → ça commence à jaser

wag

1
n he admonished me with a wag of his fingertadelnd drohte er mir mit dem Finger; with a wag of its tailmit einem Schwanzwedeln
vt tailwedeln mit; (bird) → wippen mit; to wag one’s finger at somebodyjdm mit dem Finger drohen
vi (tail)wedeln; (of bird) → wippen; as soon as he left the tongues started wagging (inf)sobald er gegangen war, fing das Gerede an; to stop the tongues wagging (inf)um dem Gerede ein Ende zu machen; that’ll set the tongues wagging (inf)dann geht das Gerede los

wag

2
n (= wit, clown)Witzbold m (inf); a bit of a wagein alter Witzbold

wag

1 [wæg]
1. n with a wag of its taildimenando la coda
2. vt the dog wagged its tailil cane scodinzolò
to wag one's finger at sb → fare un cenno di rimprovero a qn scuotendo il dito
3. vi (tail) → dimenarsi
that'll set the tongues wagging (fig) → farà scatenare le malelingue
his tongue never stops wagging (fig) → non sta mai zitto

wag

2 [wæg] n (joker) → burlone/a

wag

(wӕg) past tense, past participle wagged verb
(especially of a dog's tail) to (cause to) move to and fro, especially from side to side. The dog wagged its tail with pleasure.
noun
a single wagging movement. The dog's tail gave a feeble wag.
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