- the action, spirit, or language of a wag; roguish or droll humor: the waggery of Shakespeare's clowns.
- a waggish act; jest or joke.
Origin of waggery
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Examples from the Web for waggery
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 drollest specimen of waggery that ever emanated from that drollest of men, Burton.Carey & Hart's Catalog (1852)
His waggery was amusing to all who were not the butts of it.Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 1 (of 2)
He went back into the house where he cheered Jack by his waggery for some time.The Boy Patrol on Guard
Edward S. Ellis
His self-esteem was hurt at the child not relishing his waggery.A Book of Ghosts
There was no trick, nor fraud, nor waggery which he had not at his fingers-ends.Bohemian Days
Geo. Alfred Townsend