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wags

noun (1)
plural of wag

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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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wags

noun (2)
plural of wag

Synonyms of wags (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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wags

verb
present tense third-person singular of wag

Synonyms & Antonyms of wags (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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