waggly


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wag·gle

 (wăg′əl)
v. wag·gled, wag·gling, wag·gles
v.tr.
To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions: waggled her foot impatiently.
v.intr.
To move shakily; wobble: waggled down the steps.
n.
A wobbling motion.

[Middle English wagelen, frequentative of waggen; see wag1.]

wag′gly adj.
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wag•gly

(ˈwæg li)

adj. -gli•er, -gli•est.
unsteady.
[1890–95]
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waggly

adj (= loose)wackelig; hipswackelnd; tailwedelnd
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"Too waggly?" was all I could say in so sudden an emergency.
(woof woof) The one with the waggly tail How much is that doggie in the window (woof woof) I do hope that doggie's for sale I don't want a bunny or a kitty I don't want a parrot that talks I don't want a bowl of little fishies You can't take a goldfish for a walk.
And it's not just the recent sexual harassment stories that have been throwing up awkward questions at home - everywhere I turn there seems to be an adult theme needing censoring for a girl with big waggly ears.
The North East didn't feature in the Prime Minister's tweets about the Northern Powerhouse this week and maps currently show some vague waggly lines heading up past York and then the maps go blank.