waggery

noun wag·gery \ ˈwa-gə-rē \

Definition of waggery

plural waggeries
1 : mischievous merriment : pleasantry
2 : jest; especially : practical joke

Examples of waggery in a Sentence

  1. tossing lighted firecrackers around is not the kind of harmless waggery that it might seem

  2. Will Rogers' homespun waggeries struck a chord with audiences during the Great Depression.

First Known Use of waggery

1594

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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