Definition of waggish in US English:



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

    ‘a waggish riposte’
    • ‘Still, there is an irony to it that may appeal to Boris's waggish nature.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘In transcribing clumsy translations of the titles, I noticed that de Pomiane's titles were often waggish.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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