[ dih-vur-tiv, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈvɜr tɪv, daɪ- /
What Does “Wag the Dog” Mean?If you aren't immersed in politics on the daily, through social media, the news, or just casual conversation, you might not be aware that the phrase wag the dog has become pretty poignant political jargon. But, how did it end up in the political lexicon and where did this seemingly innocent-sounding idiom come from?
Related formsun·di·ver·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for divertive
The whole Work being intermix'd with variety of useful and divertive Relations, never before published.The Female Wits|Anonymous