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Definition of "waggery" [wag•ger•y]

  • Waggish behavior or spirit; drollery. (noun)
  • A droll remark or act. (noun)

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 "waggery" in a sentence
  • "They are tedious, but the "waggery" is conspicuous by its absence.] {509} [mq] _With all his laurels growing upon one tree_."
  • "With typical waggery he said his success was due to heroic wartime reporting by Edward R. Murrow of CBS."
  • "Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, waggery, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt."