One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the dog's tail began to wag frantically’
swing, sway, shake, move to and fro, swish, switch, quiver, twitch, flutter, waver, whip
oscillate, vibrate, undulate
2‘he shouted and wagged his finger’
shake, wave, waggle, wiggle, wobble, flourish, brandish, raise
1‘Flossie managed a feeble wag of her tail’
swing, sway, shake, swish, switch, quiver, twitch, flutter, waver, whip, oscillation, vibration, undulation
2‘a wag of the finger’
waggle, wiggle, wobble, wave, shake, flourish, brandish
1‘he's a bit of a wag’
joker, jester, wit, humorist, comic, comedian, comedienne, funny man, funny woman, wisecracker, punner, jokester
prankster, clown, fool, buffoon
informal card, laugh
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