waggishly

waggish

[wag-ish]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1580–90; wag + -ish1

waggishly, adverb
waggishness, noun


1. jocund, mischievous, merry, jocose, droll, comical, funny. See humorous1.
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wag2 (wæɡ)
 
n
a humorous or jocular person; wit
 
[C16: of uncertain origin]
 
'waggery2
 
n
 
'waggish2
 
adj
 
'waggishly2
 
adv
 
'waggishness2
 
n

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waggish
"willing to make a fool of oneself, and fond of doing so to others," 1589, see wag (n.).
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