Definition of waggish in US English:

waggish

adjective

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  • Humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner.

    ‘a waggish riposte’
    • ‘In transcribing clumsy translations of the titles, I noticed that de Pomiane's titles were often waggish.’
    • ‘The New York Times ran a waggish headline: ‘From the Voice of Dogma Comes the Sound of Music.’’
    • ‘Still, there is an irony to it that may appeal to Boris's waggish nature.’
    • ‘Passengers at Haymarket station are sustained in their long vigils by the wit of a waggish train announcer who does his best to bring cheer to their dismal existences.’
    • ‘It put a face to the voice, so often heard on local radio telling waggish tales of country life.’
    playful, roguish, impish, mischievous, puckish, joking, jokey, jesting, jocular, jolly, merry, in fun, in jest, facetious, witty, amusing, entertaining, funny, droll, comic, comical, chucklesome
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Pronunciation

waggish

/ˈwaɡiSH//ˈwæɡɪʃ/