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waggle

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English

Etymology

Frequentative form of wag. Compare continental equivalents Middle High German wacken ( > Danish vakle, German wackeln), Swedish vagla, West Frisian waggelje, Dutch waggelen.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to waggle

Third person singular
waggl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to waggle (third-person singular simple present waggl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To move (something) with short, quick motions; to wobble.
    • 1908: Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      The Mole waggled his toes from sheer happiness, spread his chest with a sigh of full contentment, and leaned back blissfully into the soft cushions.

Translations

Noun

Singular
waggle

Plural
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waggle ({{{1}}})
  1. a wobbling motion

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