- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordsplayfulness, evil, wrongdoing, vandalism, misconduct, prank, sabotage, catastrophe, rogue, rascal, misbehavior, transgression, gag, harm, misfortune, roguery, outrage, injury, mischievousness, hurt
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