wigwag

verb
wig·​wag | \ ˈwig-ˌwag How to pronounce wigwag (audio) \
wigwagged; wigwagging; wigwags

Definition of wigwag

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to signal by wigwagging
2 : to cause to wigwag

intransitive verb

1 : to send a signal by or as if by a flag or light waved according to a code
2 : to make a signal (as by waving the hand or arm)

wigwag

noun

Definition of wigwag (Entry 2 of 2)

: the art or practice of wigwagging

First Known Use of wigwag

Verb

1892, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wigwag

Verb

English dialect wig to move + English wag

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The first known use of wigwag was in 1892

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“Wigwag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wigwag. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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