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Definition of "wag" []

  • To move briskly and repeatedly from side to side, to and fro, or up and down. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move rapidly in talking. Used of the tongue. (verb-intransitive)
  • To walk with a clumsy sway; waddle. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic To be on one's way; depart. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move (a body part) rapidly from side to side or up and down, as in playfulness, agreement, admonition, or chatter. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wag" in a sentence
  • "At the moment, therefore, the description of "CAP of the sky" attributed by an anonymous wag, is looking to be all too appropriate."
  • "Diehard Conservatives in the US may have loved him, but he gave new meaning to the terms wag the dog and political spin doctoring."
  • "Perhaps Selwyn might have been called a "wag" -- a name given to men who were more enterprising than successful in their humour, and which referred originally to mere ludicrous motion."