verb wag·gle \ˈwa-gəl\

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

wag·gledwag·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of WAGGLE

intransitive verb
:  to reel, sway, or move from side to side :  wag
transitive verb
:  to move frequently one way and the other :  wag
wag·gly \-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



Definition of WAGGLE

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

First Known Use of WAGGLE

circa 1866

Rhymes with WAGGLE

WAGGLY Defined for Kids


verb wag·gle \ˈwa-gəl\

Definition of WAGGLE for Kids

:  to move backward and forward, from side to side, or up and down


Next Word in the Dictionary: waggonPrevious Word in the Dictionary: waggishAll Words Near: waggle
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears