Wigwagged
Wigwag Wig"wag`, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Wigwagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wigwagging}.] To move to and fro, to wag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • wigwagged — n. sending of maritime message by lights or waving flags; message sent by lights or waving flags v. move back and forth; send message by lights and waving flags …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wigwag — Wig wag , v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Wigwagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wigwagging}.] To move to and fro, to wag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wigwag — Wig wag , n. [See {Wigwag}, v. t. & i.] Act or art of wigwagging; a message wigwagged; chiefly attributive; as, the wigwag code. {Wig wag er}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wigwager — Wigwag Wig wag , n. [See {Wigwag}, v. t. & i.] Act or art of wigwagging; a message wigwagged; chiefly attributive; as, the wigwag code. {Wig wag er}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wigwagging — Wigwag Wig wag , v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Wigwagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wigwagging}.] To move to and fro, to wag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wigwag — wigwagger, n. /wig wag /, v., wigwagged, wigwagging, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to move to and fro. 2. Naut. to signal by movements of two flags or the like waved according to a code. n. 3. Naut. the act or process of sending messages by the movements of… …   Universalium

  • wigwag — verb (wigwags, wigwagging, wigwagged) N. Amer. informal 1》 move to and fro. 2》 signal by waving something. Origin C16: reduplication of wag1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • wigwag — [c]/ˈwɪgwæg/ (say wigwag) verb (wigwagged, wigwagging) –verb (t) 1. to move (something) to and fro. –verb (i) 2. to move to and fro. 3. Navy, etc. to signal by movements of two flags or the like waved according to a code. –noun Navy, etc. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wigwag — [wig′wag΄] vt., vi. wigwagged, wigwagging [< obs. wig, to move + WAG1] 1. to move back and forth; wag 2. to send (a message) by waving flags, lights, etc. back and forth using a code n. 1. the act of sending messages in this way …   English World dictionary

  • wigwag — v.intr. (wigwagged, wigwagging) colloq. 1 move lightly to and fro. 2 wave flags in this way in signalling. Etymology: redupl. f. WAG(1) …   Useful english dictionary

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