noun (plural -geries) Date: 1594 1. mischievous merriment ; pleasantry 2. jest; especially practical joke

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  • 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 — index mischief Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law 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

  • 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 a) droll behaviour characteristic of a wag b) a droll remark or jest …   Wiktionary

  • waggery — Synonyms and related words: crack, devilishness, devilment, devilry, deviltry, drollery, elfishness, flippancy, foolishness, frivolity, gag, high spirits, impishness, jape, jest, levity, merriment, mischief, mischievousness, playfulness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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

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

  • waggery — n. Jocularity, facetiousness, drollery, pleasantry, humor, fun, waggishness, mischievous merriment, sport, roguery, jocosity, jocoseness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • waggery — wag·gery …   English syllables

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