waggle

[ wag-uhl ]
/ ˈwæg əl /

verb (used without object), wag·gled, wag·gling.

to wobble or shake, especially while in motion: The ball waggled slowly to a stop. The leaves of the tree waggled in the wind.

verb (used with object), wag·gled, wag·gling.

to move up and down or from side to side in a short, rapid manner; wag: to waggle one's head.
Golf. to make a waggle with (a golf club).

noun

a waggling motion.
Golf. a swinging movement made with a golf club to and fro over the ball prior to a stroke.

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Origin of waggle

First recorded in 1585–95; wag + -le

OTHER WORDS FROM waggle

wag·gling·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for waggle

waggle
/ (ˈwæɡəl) /

verb

to move or cause to move with a rapid shaking or wobbling motion

noun

a rapid shaking or wobbling motion

Derived forms of waggle

wagglingly, adverbwaggly, adjective

Word Origin for waggle

C16: frequentative of wag 1
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