American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characteristic of or resembling a wag; jocular or witty.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a wag; abounding in sportive or jocular tricks, antics, sayings, etc.; roguish in merriment or good humor; frolicsome.
- Done, concocted, or manifested in waggery or sport: as, a waggish trick; “waggish good humor,” Synonyms Jocular, jocose, humorous, sportive, facetious, droll.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Like a wag; mischievous in sport; roguish in merriment or good humor; frolicsome.
- adj. Done, made, or laid in waggery or for sport; sportive; humorous.
- adj. witty or joking
- From wag (“waghalter, rogue”) + -ish. (Wiktionary)
“Mrs. Dickinson, presently "coming up with" Rosamund's party, became absolutely "waggish" (the Dean's expression), and made Rosamund laugh with that almost helpless spontaneity which is the greatest compliment to a joke.”
“[This is the kind of waggish editorial O. Henry was writing in 1894 for the readers of _The Rolling Stone_.”
“All this time Id been anticipating Id die f! rom something interesting, similar to a black hole caused by a Hadron Collider, or a little waggish accident involving super-heated marshmallow goo as good as inter-dimensional gods.”
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“Lens won't stray from waggish TNT trio of Barkley, Smith and Johnson”
“Certainly almost all the best English wine writers seem to have begun life as wine merchants, including such late luminaries as André Simon (a prolific writer for whom a prestigious wine book prize is named) and Harry Waugh (a waggish one who famously described a 1961 Château Latour as simply a wine with "lots of color and bags of fruit"—this was, long before the two-paragraph tasting note).”
“Mr. Hughes, who offers a popular history of Rome and Roman art from antiquity to the present, finds himself more or less forced into the waggish incredulity of so many Anglo-Saxon writers at the bizarre annals of the papacy's temporal power.”
“County Sin Rankings  takes a somewhat waggish approach to doing so.”
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“Even with the occasional, waggish interlude "Replace the national anthem with Gold by Spandau Ballet", the annals of Downing Street petitioning, which closed only in June last year, tell a tale of such comprehensive futility that you feel as if they should be a metaphor for something or other.”
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