[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. wages of sin, the,
  2. wageworker,
  3. wagga,
  4. wagga wagga,
  5. waggery,
  6. waggishly,
  7. waggle,
  8. waggle dance,
  9. waggler,
  10. waggly

Origin of waggish

First recorded in 1580–90; wag + -ish1

Related formswag·gish·ly, adverbwag·gish·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for waggish



"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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