waggish

[ wag-ish ]
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adjective
  1. like a wag; roguish in merriment and good humor; jocular: Fielding and Sterne are waggish writers.

  2. characteristic of or befitting a wag: waggish humor.

Origin of waggish

1
First recorded in 1580–90; wag + -ish1

synonym study For waggish

1. See humorous1.

Other words for waggish

Other words from waggish

  • wag·gish·ly, adverb
  • wag·gish·ness, noun

Words Nearby waggish

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How to use waggish in a sentence

  • "You people better draw up an agreement as to who's to have all this gold," said Locke, with a waggish smile.

    Isle o' Dreams | Frederick F. Moore
  • Yes, and a little cooler atmosphere from above, added a third waggish one.