verb (used with object), wagged, wag·ging.
verb (used without object), wagged, wag·ging.
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Origin of wag
OTHER WORDS FROM wagwagger, nounun·wagged, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for wag
Mason is long gone from Groupon, but he remains a bit of a wag.Descript raises $30M to build the next generation of video and audio editing tools|Ingrid Lunden|January 12, 2021|TechCrunch
One wag joked that Liberty was the only university where football players and nerds got the same amount of sex.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College|Michael Daly|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The first cover-up of the de Blasio administration,” one wag joked.
One wag tweeted: “I saved millions of lives … by getting people to not vote for your father.”
Rather, this tiny tail of the car industry is starting to wag the dog.Tesla’s Rise Forces Other Automakers to Up Their Electric Car Game|Daniel Gross|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And ultimately, Kumar said, “efforts at message discipline tend not to work” and tongues, at long last, begin to wag.At the Obama White House: Transparency Transhmarency|Lloyd Grove|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"I bought them boots to wear only when I go into genteel society," said one of the codfish tribe, to a wag, the other day.
While a one-step was in full swing some would-be wag suddenly turned off all the lights.Uncanny Tales|Various
A distinguished wag about town says, the head coverings the ladies wear now-a-days, are barefaced false hoods.
If all the world did not wag his way, so much the worse for cold-blooded mercenary superfluous beings.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The fellow she came with is Delmet the architect—a great wag—lazy, but full of fun—and genius.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for wag (1 of 4)
verb wags, wagging or wagged
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British Dictionary definitions for wag (2 of 4)
Derived forms of wagwaggery, nounwaggish, adjectivewaggishly, adverbwaggishness, noun
Word Origin for wag
British Dictionary definitions for wag (3 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for wag (4 of 4)
Idioms and Phrases with wag
see tail wagging the dog; tongues wag.