waggle

[wag-uhl]
verb (used without object), waggled, waggling.
1.
to wobble or shake, especially while in motion: The ball waggled slowly to a stop. The leaves of the tree waggled in the wind.
verb (used with object), waggled, waggling.
2.
to move up and down or from side to side in a short, rapid manner; wag: to waggle one's head.
3.
Golf. to make a waggle with (a golf club).
noun
4.
a waggling motion.
5.
Golf. a swinging movement made with a golf club to and fro over the ball prior to a stroke.

Origin:
1585–95; wag + -le

wagglingly, adverb
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waggle (ˈwæɡəl)
 
vb
1.  to move or cause to move with a rapid shaking or wobbling motion
 
n
2.  a rapid shaking or wobbling motion
 
[C16: frequentative of wag1]
 
'wagglingly
 
adv
 
'waggly
 
adj

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waggle
1440, frequentative of wag (v.). Cf. Du. waggelen "to waggle," O.H.G. wagon "to move, shake," Ger. wackeln "to totter."
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Example sentences
In fact, close observation has even enabled them to read the insect's waggle performance.
Honey bees do a little movement called the waggle dance to alert each other to new food sources.
These jiggling particles waggle the cilia, telling the corals where to head.
Learn why bees waggle, how insects see and other fascinating characteristics.
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