waggery

noun
wag·​gery | \ ˈwa-gə-rē How to pronounce waggery (audio) \
plural waggeries

Definition of waggery

1 : mischievous merriment : pleasantry
2 : jest especially : practical joke

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Examples of waggery in a Sentence

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