Waggeries
Waggery Wag"ger*y (-g[~e]r*[y^]), n.; pl. {Waggeries}. [From {Wag}.] The manner or action of a wag; mischievous merriment; sportive trick or gayety; good-humored sarcasm; pleasantry; jocularity; as, the waggery of a schoolboy. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

A drollery and lurking waggery of expression. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


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  • waggeries — wag·ger·y || wægÉ™rɪ n. clowning, practical joking …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Waggery — Wag ger*y ( g[ e]r*[y^]), n.; pl. {Waggeries}. [From {Wag}.] The manner or action of a wag; mischievous merriment; sportive trick or gayety; good humored sarcasm; pleasantry; jocularity; as, the waggery of a schoolboy. Locke. [1913 Webster] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waggery — /wag euh ree/, n., pl. waggeries. 1. the action, spirit, or language of a wag; roguish or droll humor: the waggery of Shakespeare s clowns. 2. a waggish act; jest or joke. [1585 95; WAG + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • waggery — noun (plural waggeries) informal, dated jocular behaviour or remarks …   English new terms dictionary

  • waggery — /ˈwægəri/ (say waguhree) noun (plural waggeries) 1. the action, spirit, or language of a wag. 2. a waggish act; a jest. {wag2 + g + ery} …   Australian English dictionary

  • waggery — [wag′ər ē] n. pl. waggeries [< WAG2 + ERY] 1. the action, spirit, or manner of a wag; roguish jocularity or merriment 2. a joke or jest; esp., a practical joke …   English World dictionary

  • wag|ger|y — «WAG uhr ee», noun, plural ger|ies. 1. the act or habit of joking, playing pranks, or clowning; drollery; jocularity. 2. a joke: »... they indulged in a hundred sports, jocularities, waggeries (Thackeray). ╂[< wa …   Useful english dictionary

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