wag

Part of speech: verb

To move quickly in alternate opposite directions.

Part of speech: noun

The act or motion of wagging.

Part of speech: noun

A droll fellow; wit; a joker.

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Usage examples "wag":

  1. The Lady Zubaydah mourned for him and said, " Alas, poor Abu al- Hasan the Wag!" - "Supplemental Nights, Volume 1", Richard F. Burton.
  2. " I see you're by way of being a wag, Miss Fairfield," Blaney returned, good- naturedly. - "Patty Blossom", Carolyn Wells.
  3. But if it be I, as I do hope it be, I've a little dog at home, and he'll know me; If it be I, he'll wag his little tail, And if it be not I, he'll loudly bark and wail. - "More English Fairy Tales", Various.