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waggle

play
verb wag·gle \ˈwa-gəl\

Definition of waggle

waggled

;

waggling

play \ˈwa-g(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to reel, sway, or move from side to side :  wag

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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


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waggle

noun wag·gle

Definition of waggle

  1. 1 :  an instance of waggling :  a jerky motion back and forth or up and down

  2. 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


WAGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

waggle

play
verb

Definition of waggle for English Language Learners

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


WAGGLE Defined for Kids

waggle

play
verb wag·gle \ˈwa-gəl\

Definition of waggle for Students

waggled

;

waggling

  1. :  to move backward and forward, from side to side, or up and down



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