Definition of WAGGERY

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>
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]
a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke <her innocent little waggeries included sending slightly risqué e-mails to coworkers>

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up waggery? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More