from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions: waggled her foot impatiently.
- intransitive v. To move shakily; wobble: waggled down the steps.
- n. A wobbling motion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move (something) with short, quick motions; to wobble.
- n. a wobbling motion
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To reel, sway, or move from side to side; to move with a wagging motion; to waddle.
- transitive v. To move frequently one way and the other; to wag.
- n. A waggling or wagging
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move with a wagging motion; sway or move from side to side; wag.
- To cause to wag frequently and with short motions; move first one way and then the other.
- To whip; beat; overcome; get the better of.
- n. A sudden, short movement first to one side and then to the other; a wagging.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move from side to side
- n. causing to move repeatedly from side to side
- v. move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
Middle English wagelen, frequentative of waggen; see wag1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Frequentative form of wag. Compare continental equivalents Middle High German wacken ( > Danish vakle, German wackeln), Swedish vagla, West Frisian waggelje, Dutch waggelen. (Wiktionary)