waggishly
adverb see waggish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • waggishly — waggish ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ humorous, playful, or facetious. DERIVATIVES waggishly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Waggishly — Waggish Wag gish ( g[i^]sh), a. 1. Like a wag; mischievous in sport; roguish in merriment or good humor; frolicsome. A company of waggish boys. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. Done, made, or laid in waggery or for sport; sportive; humorous; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waggishly — See waggish. * * * …   Universalium

  • waggishly — adverb In a waggish manner. Who was ahead? …   Wiktionary

  • waggishly — wag·gish·ly …   English syllables

  • waggishly — adverb in a waggish manner • Derived from adjective: ↑waggish …   Useful english dictionary

  • waggish — waggishly, adv. waggishness, n. /wag ish/, adj. 1. like a wag; roguish in merriment and good humor; jocular: Fielding and Sterne are waggish writers. 2. characteristic of or befitting a wag: waggish humor. [1580 90; WAG + ISH1] Syn. 1. jocund,… …   Universalium

  • Archly — Arch ly, adv. In an arch manner; with attractive slyness or roguishness; slyly; waggishly. [1913 Webster] Archly the maiden smiled. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knavishly — Knav ish*ly, adv. 1. In a knavish manner; dishonestly; fraudulently. Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. Mischievously; waggishly; roguishly. Knavishly witty. Gayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waggish — adjective Date: 1589 1. resembling or characteristic of a wag < a waggish friend > < a waggish prose style > 2. done or made in waggery or for sport ; humorous < waggish spoofs of popular songs > • waggishly adverb • waggishness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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