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wag

verb [I or T] uk   us   /wæɡ/ (-gg-)
(especially of a tail or finger) to move from side to side or up and down, especially quickly and repeatedly, or to cause this to happen: The little dog's tail wagged in delight. He wagged his finger sternly at the two boys.

wag

noun uk   us   /wæɡ/

wag noun (MOVE)

[C usually singular] (especially of a tail or finger) a movement from side to side or up and down: With a single wag of her finger she managed to convey her total disapproval.

wag noun (PERSON)

[C] old-fashioned informal a humorous person who likes to make jokes a WAG
waggish
adjective uk   us   /ˈwæɡ.ɪʃ/ old-fashioned informal
saying humorous things
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