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waggle

play
verb wag·gle \ˈwa-gəl\

Simple Definition of waggle

  • : to move up and down or from side to side repeatedly

Full Definition of waggle

wag·gledwag·gling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to reel, sway, or move from side to side :  wag

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to move frequently one way and the other :  wag

wag·gly play \-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of waggle

  1. He can waggle his ears.

  2. He can make his ears waggle.



Origin of waggle

frequentative of 1wag


First Known Use: 1588

Rhymes with waggle


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waggle

noun wag·gle

Definition of waggle

  1. 1 :  an instance of waggling :  a jerky motion back and forth or up and down

  2. 2 :  a preliminary swinging of a golf club head back and forth over the ball before the swing



Examples of waggle

  1. <a quick waggle of her head to indicate no>



Circa 1866

First Known Use of waggle

circa 1866



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