What does WAG mean?

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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"


  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

  7. Origin: [OE. waggen; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vagga to rock a cradle, vagga cradle, Icel. vagga, Dan. vugge; akin to AS. wagian to move, wag, wegan to bear, carry, G. & D. bewegen to move, and E. weigh. 136. See Weigh.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wag

    wag, v.t. and v.i. to move from side to side: to shake to and fro: (coll.) to depart: (Shak.) to move on, make progress:—pr.p. wag′ging; pa.t. and pa.p. wagged.—n. a shaking, moving to and fro. [Referred by Skeat to Old Sw. wagga, to wag (Ice. vagga, a cradle); allied to A.S. wagian, to wag, Old High Ger. wagōn, to shake, A.S. wegan, to carry, move.]

  2. Wag

    wag, n. a droll, mischievous fellow: a man full of sport and humour: a wit: a fellow generally.—n. Wag′gery, mischievous merriment.—adjs. Wag′gish—(rare) Wag′some.—adv. Wag′gishly.—ns. Wag′gishness; Wag′-wit, a would-be wit. [Prob. waghalter, one who deserves hanging.]

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Anagrams for WAG »

  1. AWG, Gaw, gaw, GWA, WGA


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WAG in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WAG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. W.H. Auden:

    In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.

  2. Miles Montgomery:

    She started to wag her tail when she saw her stop. Then she jumped down from the seat and she just ran off the bus, and she ran to the dog park.

  3. Ryan Seacrest:

    Ryan has the appeal of a dog that has been rescued from the pound, that is his secret. He's grateful. He's happy. Always, always. If he had a tail, he'd wag it.

  4. Darlene Perkins:

    It's a mighty poor dog that won't wag its own tail. get up and get an education, put those games down. Put the phone down, read something and come out [and make a difference].

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Translations for WAG

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ober skol al louarnBreton
  • šibalCzech
  • wedeln, schwänzenGerman
  • neropatti, heilutus, heiluttaa, huiskuttaa, heiluaFinnish
  • frétiller, faire l’école buissonnière, sécherFrench
  • scodinzolioItalian
  • 揺れる, 振るJapanese
  • با دانKurdish
  • takawhetawheta, takawhetaMāori
  • kwispelen, spijbelenDutch
  • logre, skulkeNorwegian
  • остряк, кача́ть, маха́ть, прогуля́ть, прогу́ливать, шутник, виляние, виля́тьRussian
  • skolka, viftaSwedish
  • sallamak, kırmak, asmakTurkish

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