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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A quaint and amusing jest;

Usage examples (33)
  • There was a little mild waggery about the future name of Ford
  • He spoke with the Barfield drawl, and his features, which were stiffened by the frozen wind, were twisted into a look of habitual waggery.
  • Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, waggery, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt.
  • That you may discern the comicality and waggery in ill-chosen clothes, I have endeavored to hint to you in these talks some of the ways gew-gaws and garments make game... for more
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