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wag

wag

 
pronunciation:
waeg
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wagged, wagging, wags
definition 1: to cause to move repeatedly up and down or from side to side; shake (a finger) or nod (one's head).
definition 2: to use (one's tongue), esp. in chatter or gossip.
They were wagging their tongues about the couple next door.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move repeatedly up and down or from side to side.
The dog's tail wags.
definition 2: to move continually, as one's tongue esp. in gossiping.
Tongues are wagging about their marriage.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or movement of wagging.
definition 2: one who is humorous, droll, or mischievous; joker; wit.
This sarcastic term was coined by some wag.
similar words:
clown, comedian, jester, joker
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derivation: wagger (n.)