UK [ˈwæɡ(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "waggle":
present tense I/you/we/they waggle he/she/it waggles present participle waggling past tense waggled past participle waggled
to move up and down or from side to side with short quick movements, or to make something move that way

Roger waggled his eyebrows suggestively.

Derived word:
UK / US noun countable
Word forms "waggle":
singular waggle plural waggles

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  • waggle — (v.) mid 15c., frequentative of WAG (Cf. wag) (v.). Cf. Du. waggelen to waggle, O.H.G. wagon to move, shake, Ger. wackeln to totter. Related: Waggled; waggling …   Etymology dictionary

  • Waggle — Wag gle, v. i. [Freq. of wag; cf. D. waggelen, G. wackeln.] To reel, sway, or move from side to side; to move with a wagging motion; to waddle. [1913 Webster] Why do you go nodding and waggling so? L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waggle — Wag gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Waggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waggling}.] To move frequently one way and the other; to wag; as, a bird waggles his tail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waggle — Wag gle, n. A waggling or wagging; specif. (Golf), the preliminary swinging of the club head back and forth over the ball in the line of the proposed stroke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waggle — index brandish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • waggle — [v] shake bobble, flourish, flutter, jerk, jiggle, joggle, quiver, twitch, wag, wave, wiggle; concept 150 …   New thesaurus

  • waggle — ► VERB ▪ move with short quick movements from side to side or up and down. ► NOUN ▪ an act of waggling. DERIVATIVES waggler noun waggly adjective. ORIGIN from WAG(Cf. ↑wag) …   English terms dictionary

  • waggle — [wag′əl] vt. waggled, waggling [freq. of WAG1] to wag, esp. with short, quick movements vi. to move in a shaky or wobbly manner; totter n. the act or an instance of waggling waggly adj …   English World dictionary

  • waggle — wagglingly, adv. /wag euhl/, v., waggled, waggling, n. v.i. 1. to wobble or shake, esp. while in motion: The ball waggled slowly to a stop. The leaves of the tree waggled in the wind. v.t. 2. to move up and down or from side to side in a short,… …   Universalium

  • waggle — wag|gle [ˈwægəl] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: wag] to move something up and down or from side to side using short quick movements = ↑wiggle ▪ Can you waggle your ears? >waggle n [singular] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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