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waggishnessPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "waggishness":
- There was Jem, full of life and waggishness, and bright for any exercise of his wits; and grave shadows used to come over his changeable face often enough too. - "Daisy", Elizabeth Wetherell.
- He speaks here in a parable- a parable of his own kind, having about it a broad waggishness like that of Mr. Punch and a distinct flavor of that sort of low comedy which one finds in Dickens and Shakespeare. - "The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol", William J. Locke.
- About midnight a Sultan el Bahr or Sea- king- a species of whale- appeared close to our counter; and as these animals are infamous for upsetting vessels in waggishness, the sight elicited a yell of terror and a chorus of religious exclamations. - "First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar", Richard F. Burton.