Definitions for wagwæg
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wagwæg(v.; n.)wagged, wag•ging
(v.t.)to move from side to side, esp. rapidly and repeatedly:
a dog wagging its tail.
to move (the tongue), as in idle chatter.
to shake (a finger) at someone, as in reproach.
(v.i.)to be moved from side to side, esp. rapidly and repeatedly, as the head or tail.
to move constantly, esp. in idle chatter:
Local tongues are wagging.
Archaic.to get along; proceed.
(n.)the act of wagging.
a witty person.
Origin of wag:
1175–1225; ME waggen < ON vaga to sway, or vagga cradle
wag, wit, card(noun)
a witty amusing person who makes jokes
wag, waggle, shake(verb)
causing to move repeatedly from side to side
move from side to side
"The happy dog wagged his tail"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to move a tail or from side to side, or to move in this way
The dog wagged its tail.; His tail was wagging.
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.
An oscillating movement.
The wag of my dog's tail expresses happiness.
A witty person.
To swing from side to side, especially of an animal's tail
To not go to school, either for a class or classes or the entire school day; .
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
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
to move one way and the other; to be shaken to and fro; to vibrate
to be in action or motion; to move; to get along; to progress; to stir
to go; to depart; to pack oft
the act of wagging; a shake; as, a wag of the head
a man full of sport and humor; a ludicrous fellow; a humorist; a wit; a joker
Translations for wag
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a single wagging movement
The dog's tail gave a feeble wag.
- هَزَّة الذَّنَبArabic
- abanadaPortuguese (BR)
- das WedelnGerman
- dill, dinglIcelandic
- scuotimento, scrollata scodinzolataItalian
- (꼬리 등을) 흔들기Korean
- vēziens; mājiensLatvian
- logring, ristingNorwegian
- خوزول، ځنډول، ښورول، زنګول: ټوكمار، ساعت تيرى، ګپوPashto
- mişcare (mai ales din coadă)Romanian
- 搖擺Chinese (Trad.)
- помах, змахUkrainian
- sự ve vẩyVietnamese
- 摇摆Chinese (Simp.)
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