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wag

noun (1)

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(Entry 1 of 3)

a quick jerky movement from side to side or up and down
  • the dog gave its tail a single wag before it flopped back down

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wag

noun (2)

Synonyms of wag (Entry 2 of 3)

a person (as a writer) noted for or specializing in humor
  • some wag wrote a droll satire on the scandal for the newspaper

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wag

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of wag (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to move from side to side or up and down with quick jerky motions
  • the cat's tail wagged back and forth in annoyance

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2 to relate sometimes questionable or secret information of a personal nature
  • tongues will wag as soon as word of the house's selling price gets around

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3 to make short up-and-down movements
  • the bird's head wagged jerkily as it looked for worms

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The first known use of wag was in the 13th century

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“Wag.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wag. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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