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Definition of "waggish" []

  • Characteristic of or resembling a wag; jocular or witty. (adjective)

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 "waggish" in a sentence
  • "Mrs. Dickinson, presently "coming up with" Rosamund's party, became absolutely "waggish" (the Dean's expression), and made Rosamund laugh with that almost helpless spontaneity which is the greatest compliment to a joke."
  • "[This is the kind of waggish editorial O. Henry was writing in 1894 for the readers of _The Rolling Stone_."
  • "All this time Id been anticipating Id die f! rom something interesting, similar to a black hole caused by a Hadron Collider, or a little waggish accident involving super-heated marshmallow goo as good as inter-dimensional gods."