[ wag-uh-ree ]
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noun,plural wag·ger·ies.
  1. the action, spirit, or language of a wag; roguish or droll humor: the waggery of Shakespeare's clowns.

  2. a waggish act; jest or joke.

Origin of waggery

First recorded in 1585–95; wag + -ery

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How to use waggery in a sentence

  • The point of the waggery being, of course, that Jews are people—a mighty multitude, if you will.

    The Disingenuity of "Jew-washing" | Emily L. Hauser | August 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Yet a moment's consideration convinced me, that his behaviour either proceeded from waggery or mistake.

    Discipline | Mary Brunton
  • His self-esteem was hurt at the child not relishing his waggery.

    A Book of Ghosts | Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Manytongues had a good deal of frontier waggery about him, and, by this time he began to comprehend how the land lay.

    The Chainbearer | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • His turn for waggery was sometimes vented upon grave and serious men.