verb (used with or without object), wig·wagged, wig·wag·ging.
Origin of wigwag
Related Words for wigwagfly, flap, twirl, swing, wield, brandish, twist, shake, flutter, quiver, stream, reel, quaver, direct, pulse, sign, beckon, seesaw, ripple, gesticulate
Examples from the Web for wigwag
Historical Examples of wigwag
The pole which had been used to convey the wigwag signals was now out of sight.Boy Scouts in the Philippines
G. Harvey Ralphson
If it be a Graycoat, it will answer with the same, the wigwag: "I'm a Squirrel, too."Bannertail
Ernest Thompson Seton
After parleying for a while, one of the landing party was seen to wigwag.
Unlike the "wigwag" system, the whole letter is shown at once.
The signal outfit consists of the International Code, Navy numerals and wigwag flags.Jersey City and its Historic Sites
Harriet Phillips Eaton
verb -wags, -wagging or -wagged
- a system of communication by flag semaphore
- the message signalled