waggish


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Related to waggish: yeasty, disquieted, demiurgic, dilettantish
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full of high-spirited fun

Words related to waggish

witty or joking

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The Winsome Waggish Warblers proved to be a quartette of rabbit singers, two gentlemen and two lady rabbits.
Scrooge was not much in the habit of cracking jokes, nor did he feel, in his heart, by any means waggish then.
And it happened that the latter noticed him in the same instant; for she made a double eyeglass of her two hands, looked at him through it, and cried, with a waggish shake of her head: 'Aha
He was always ready for either a fight or a frolic; but had more mischief than ill-will in his composition; and with all his overbearing roughness, there was a strong dash of waggish good humor at bottom.
HAPPY Death Day is a waggish and sprightly slasher, which splices uproarious comedy Groundhog Day with teen horror Scream.
In truth, the parallels with Rocky Balboa only go so far; Wepner was a lot more established -- though a waggish reporter calls his bout with Ali "a fight between an artist and a house painter", underlining the gulf in quality.
In one of the few waggish moments of Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Transformed America (Custom House, $28), Jonathan Chait gently mocks presidential speechwriter Ben Rhodes for having an unrealistic idea of how much text can fit on a bumper sticker.
It was this unrelentingly colloquial ambience from the past that prompted the waggish remark that Powers' limited oeuvre is historical fiction in disguise.
What could be better than watching teeny tiny toy dogs, waggish working pups and posh poodles, be challenged to jump through hoops, sit elegantly on podiums or simply look pretty?
Blurring the line between car and a motorbike, this waggish tweener is the latest from the ATV Czar Polaris.
Indeed, the presenters on The Footy Show (AFL and NRL) are seen to embody the 'ocker' and larrikinism; Bellanta (2012, 190) observes "it would be impossible to count the times that the waggish humour of The Footy Show has been described as larrikin in bent.
His portrayal of the stories of his fellow Kurds -- from the waggish Ako's account of the difficulty of consummating his marriage because of his family's cramped sleeping arrangements, to the devastating drowning of Shwan in a bungled people-smuggling attempt -- lays bare the sense of duty that drove the author to risk everything for the sake of reaching a country where these experiences could be written.
was in his poetry; he is huffy, waggish, pissy, filled with
And still a visitor to Montpelier wrote that he expected a "cool reserved austere man" but found a "sociable, rather jocose" storyteller, with a "quizzical, careless, almost waggish bluntness of looks.