Origin of wag
OTHER WORDS FROM wagwagger, nounun·wagged, adjective
How to use wag in a sentence
I like to end columns with a potential policy fix, some kind of suggested action, or at least a stern finger-wagging.
This finger-wagging about sexy photos is just the latest incarnation.In Defense of Nude Selfies: Don’t Shame ‘The Fappening’ Victims|Amanda Marcotte|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And this movie is talking about the dollar signs wagging the soul.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That career, by the way, turns 20 years old next week with the anniversary of her tongue-wagging debut in The Mask.
He called her “a silly chattering windbag, an infernal liar, a conceited, gushing, rump-wagging, blethering ass.”
Now he was wagging his head solemnly, pulling his beard, and over and over repeating, "But hens is contrary—hens is contrary."
Henry Holmes was standing with his back to the stove, one hand wagging up and down at the solemn line of figures on the bench.
But this dog's tail was wagging, certainly, so Jess bent over without fear to look at the paw.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
But he had one friend left—little Wienerwurst, who frisked up to him just then, wagging his tail.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
He brought it in his hat and gave it to the dog, who lapped it slowly at first, but afterwards much faster, and wagging his tail.The Children of the New Forest|Captain Marryat
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Derived forms of wagwaggery, nounwaggish, adjectivewaggishly, adverbwaggishness, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with wag
see tail wagging the dog; tongues wag.