waggery


waggery

noun

Definition of WAGGERY

1
playful, reckless behavior that is not intended to cause serious harm <tossing lighted firecrackers around is not the kind of harmless waggery that it might seem>
2
something said or done to cause laughter <Will Rogers' homespun waggeries struck a chord with audiences during the Great Depression>
Synonyms boff (or boffo), boffola, crack, drollery, funny, gag, giggle [chiefly British], jape, jest, josh, laugh, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, rib, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk (or yuck also yak or yock) [slang]
3
a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke <her innocent little waggeries included sending slightly risqué e-mails to coworkers>

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