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waggeryPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "waggery":
- Charles drank his coffee and spiked some half- dozen eggs, darting occasionally a penetrating glance at the ladies, in hope of detecting the supposed waggery by the evidence of some furtive smile or conscious look. - "Humorous Ghost Stories", Dorothy Scarborough.
- The latent smile, on the countenance of the governess might have betrayed that she was imagining the deceased Admiral had not been altogether devoid of the waggery of his vocation, had not a slight noise, which sounded like the rustling of the wind, but which in truth was suppressed laughter, proceeded from the upper room of the tower. - "The Red Rover", James Fenimore Cooper.
- He received us with much greeting, and seemed delighted to see my young companion, who was full of merriment and waggery, drawing out his peculiarities for my amusement. - "Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey", Washington Irving.