waggery


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waggish behavior

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a quaint and amusing jest

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laid himself open to the despicable waggery of some witling.
And this time there was none of the depressing Baden-Baden waggery that made for such unpleasant reading.
Marlow's association with her changes his understanding so that he abandons the masculinity that made him the butt of Tony's country waggery and, as a result, he no longer faces the threat of town ridicule as the "Dullissimo Maccaroni.
This, say parents, will make children called Zoe the butt of untold waggery in the playground.
Such waggery just barely rescues the book from morbidness, but it does not relieve the tone of disenchantment.