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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wagwæg(v.; n.)wagged, wag•ging

  1. (v.t.)to move from side to side, esp. rapidly and repeatedly:

    a dog wagging its tail.

  2. to move (the tongue), as in idle chatter.

  3. to shake (a finger) at someone, as in reproach.

  4. (v.i.)to be moved from side to side, esp. rapidly and repeatedly, as the head or tail.

  5. to move constantly, esp. in idle chatter:

    Local tongues are wagging.

  6. Archaic.to get along; proceed.

  7. (n.)the act of wagging.

  8. a witty person.

Origin of wag:

1175–1225; ME waggen < ON vaga to sway, or vagga cradle

wag′ger(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wag, wit, card(noun)

    a witty amusing person who makes jokes

  2. wag, waggle, shake(verb)

    causing to move repeatedly from side to side

  3. wag, waggle(verb)

    move from side to side

    "The happy dog wagged his tail"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wag(verb)æg

    to move a tail or from side to side, or to move in this way

    The dog wagged its tail.; His tail was wagging.

  2. wagæg

    to move your finger or head from side to side, especially to say "no"

    I wagged my finger at her but she continued to do it.

Wiktionary

  1. wag(Noun)

    An oscillating movement.

    The wag of my dog's tail expresses happiness.

  2. wag(Noun)

    A witty person.

  3. wag(Verb)

    To swing from side to side, especially of an animal's tail

  4. wag(Verb)

    To not go to school, either for a class or classes or the entire school day; .

  5. Origin: Middle English waggen, noun wagge, feminine root of Old English waian, (Middle English noun wae) to oscillate, shake. Compare the Old English verb wagian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wag(verb)

    to move one way and the other with quick turns; to shake to and fro; to move vibratingly; to cause to vibrate, as a part of the body; as, to wag the head

  2. Wag(verb)

    to move one way and the other; to be shaken to and fro; to vibrate

  3. Wag(verb)

    to be in action or motion; to move; to get along; to progress; to stir

  4. Wag(verb)

    to go; to depart; to pack oft

  5. Wag

    the act of wagging; a shake; as, a wag of the head

  6. Wag

    a man full of sport and humor; a ludicrous fellow; a humorist; a wit; a joker

Freebase

  1. Wag

    Wag is a traditional highland district in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, in the approximate location of the modern Wag Hemra Zone. Weld Blundell described the district as bounded on the south by the mountains of Lasta, on the east and north by the Tellare River, and the west by the Tekezé. The major urban center is the town of Sokota, which has been a major marketplace for centuries. James Bruce states that Wag was given to the heirs of the deposed Zagwe dynasty, when the Solomonic dynasty was restored to the throne of Ethiopia in 1270. The head of the fallen Zagwe family accepted the district as well as the title of Wagshum as part of the settlement for their loss. However, the province is mentioned for the first time only in the 14th century.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wag(noun)

a single wagging movement

The dog's tail gave a feeble wag.

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