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"wag" in British English

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wagverb [I or T]

uk   /wæɡ/  us   /wæɡ/ (-gg-)

wagnoun

uk   /wæɡ/  us   /wæɡ/
  • wag noun (PERSON)

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

WAGnoun [C usually plural]

(also wag) uk   /wæɡ/  us   /wæɡ/ UK
informal abbreviation for wife and girlfriend: a woman who is a wife or girlfriend, especially of a well-known sports player
(Definition of wag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wagverb [I/T]

 us   /wæɡ/ (-gg-)
(esp. of a tail or finger) to move from side to side or up and down, usually quickly and repeatedly, or to cause this to happen: [T] When she came in, the dog sprang to its feet and wagged its tail.
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