waggish

  • 1 Waggish — Wag gish ( g[i^]sh), a. 1. Like a wag; mischievous in sport; roguish in merriment or good humor; frolicsome. A company of waggish boys. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. Done, made, or laid in waggery or for sport; sportive; humorous; as, a waggish… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 waggish — [wag′ish] adj. [< WAG2 + ISH] 1. like, characteristic of, or befitting a wag; roguishly merry 2. done, said, or made in jest; playful [a waggish remark] waggishly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 waggish — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 waggish — (adj.) willing to make a fool of oneself, and fond of doing so to others, 1580s, from WAG (Cf. wag) (n.) + ISH (Cf. ish) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 waggish — sportive, frolicsome, *playful, impish, mischievous, roguish Analogous words: facetious, jocose, jocular, humorous, *witty: jovial, jolly (see MERRY): comic, comical, *laughable, droll, ludicrous, funny Contrasted words: *serious, earnest, sober …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 waggish — [adj] playful amusing, blithe, bubbly, cheerful, clowning, comical, frolicsome, funny, gamesome, gay, humorous, jaunty, jesting, jocular, jocund, joking, jolly, joyous, kittenish, lighthearted, lively, merry, mirthful, snappy, spirited, teasing,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 waggish — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ humorous, playful, or facetious. DERIVATIVES waggishly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 waggish — adjective Date: 1589 1. resembling or characteristic of a wag < a waggish friend > < a waggish prose style > 2. done or made in waggery or for sport ; humorous < waggish spoofs of popular songs > • waggishly adverb • waggishness …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 waggish — waggishly, adv. waggishness, n. /wag ish/, adj. 1. like a wag; roguish in merriment and good humor; jocular: Fielding and Sterne are waggish writers. 2. characteristic of or befitting a wag: waggish humor. [1580 90; WAG + ISH1] Syn. 1. jocund,… …

    Universalium

  • 10 waggish — wag|gish [ˈwægıʃ] adj BrE old fashioned a waggish person makes clever and amusing jokes, remarks etc >waggishly adv >waggishness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 waggish — adjective a waggish person makes clever and amusing jokes, remarks etc waggishly adverb waggishness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 waggish — wag•gish [[t]ˈwæg ɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) full of roguish good humor 2) characteristic of or befitting a wag: waggish humor[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90 wag′gish•ly, adv. wag′gish•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 waggish — /ˈwægɪʃ/ (say wagish) adjective 1. like a wag; roguish in merriment and good humour; jocular. 2. characteristic of or befitting a wag: waggish humour. {wag2 + g + ish1} –waggishly, adverb –waggishness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 waggish — adjective a) witty, jocular, like a wag b) mischievous, tricky …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 waggish — Synonyms and related words: antic, arch, capersome, comic, comical, devilish, droll, elfish, elvish, facetious, foolish, frolicsome, full of mischief, funny, gamesome, high spirited, humorous, impish, jocose, jocular, knavish, laughable,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 waggish — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. humorous, playful, jocular; see witty . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. merry, playful, funny, comical, jesting, humorous, clowning, teasing, jovial, jolly. ANT.: serious, grim, sober III (Roget s Thesaurus II)… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 waggish — wag|gish [ wægıʃ ] adjective behaving in a humorous way or saying humorous things …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 waggish — wag·gish || wægɪʃ adj. humorous, clownish; that resembles a wag …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 waggish — adjective informal humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner. Derivatives waggishly adverb waggishness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 waggish — a. 1. Mischievous, roguish, frolicsome, gamesome, tricksy. 2. Jocular, jocose, humorous, sportive, merry, facetious, droll, funny, comical …

    New dictionary of synonyms