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waggish

[wag-ish] /ˈwæg ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
like a wag; roguish in merriment and good humor; jocular:
Fielding and Sterne are waggish writers.
2.
characteristic of or befitting a wag:
waggish humor.
Origin of waggish
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; wag + -ish1
Related forms
waggishly, adverb
waggishness, noun
Synonyms
1. jocund, mischievous, merry, jocose, droll, comical, funny. See humorous1 .
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adj.

"willing to make a fool of oneself, and fond of doing so to others," 1580s, from wag (n.) + -ish. Related: Waggishly; waggishness.

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