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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.’
- ‘It put a face to the voice, so often heard on local radio telling waggish tales of country life.’
- ‘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.’
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