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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Definitions for wag

  1. A humorous person; a wit; a joker.

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Citations for wag
The master of ceremonies was one Boston, a noted wag, and the occasion seemed to promise the greatest facetiousness. Francis Bret Harte, The Luck of Roaring Camp
Yet the fate of all three reformers was more or less the same. Washington remained much as it had been before. ("Only more so," a wag might add.) Jonathan Rauch, Government's End
Origin of wag
Wag in this sense perhaps comes from the obsolete wag-halter, "a rogue; one likely to be hanged."