[ wag-ish ]
/ ˈwæg ɪʃ /


like a wag; roguish in merriment and good humor; jocular: Fielding and Sterne are waggish writers.
characteristic of or befitting a wag: waggish humor.

Origin of waggish

First recorded in 1580–90; wag + -ish1
Related formswag·gish·ly, adverbwag·gish·ness, noun
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"willing to make a fool of oneself, and fond of doing so to others," 1580s, from wag (n.) + -ish. Related: Waggishly; waggishness.

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