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waggle

verb wag·gle \ ˈwa-gəl \

Definition of waggle

waggled; waggling play \ˈwa-g(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
:to reel, sway, or move from side to side :wag
transitive verb
:to move frequently one way and the other :wag

waggly

play \ˈwa-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of waggle in a Sentence

  1. He can waggle his ears.

  2. He can make his ears waggle.

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Origin and Etymology of waggle

frequentative of 1wag

waggle Synonyms


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waggle

noun

Definition of waggle

1 :an instance of waggling :a jerky motion back and forth or up and down
2 :a preliminary swinging of a golf club head back and forth over the ball before the swing

Examples of waggle in a Sentence

  1. a quick waggle of her head to indicate “no”

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First Known Use of waggle

circa 1866

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WAGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

waggle

verb

Definition of waggle for English Language Learners

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


WAGGLE Defined for Kids

waggle

verb wag·gle \ ˈwa-gəl \

Definition of waggle for Students

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


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