Adjective "wagging" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


(especially with reference to an animal's tail) move or cause to move rapidly to and fro.
  1. with object 'the dog went out, wagging its tail'
  2. 'You can see quite clearly when the puppy is wagging its tail.'
  3. 'At the sight of us, they all begin to bark, tails wagging in instant happiness.'
  4. 'Her tail wagged rapidly as she licked Kourin's face.'
  5. 'And now Fizz is about to set tails wagging having been nominated for the Woman's Best Friend award in a canine competition.'
  6. 'Kero got up, tongue hanging from the side of his mouth as he pranced over to her, his small tail wagging back and forth rapidly.'
  7. 'His tail began to wag as I scratched behind his ears.'
  8. 'Diane barks and wags her bushy tail in happiness as she jumps on Louis Crawford's lap in the van and she licks his face with love and a little slobber.'
  9. 'The climbers soon ski up to us, red plastic sleds wagging like tails behind them.'
  10. 'I collect the morning paper and my two mutts greet me, their tails wagging back and forth in a frenzy.'
  11. 'Apparently tails are wagging over the show, as it has been renewed for another season.'
  12. 'The others looked at him, and he raised one hand to wag an index finger under Kaeritha's nose.'
  13. 'Instead wag a disapproving finger at the bull run in commodities.'
  14. 'He made a flourished bow and then humorously wagged his finger in response to her question.'
  15. 'In friendly jest, one of the waiters came up to her and wagged his finger gently, indicating that the establishment did not approve.'
  16. 'Friedman wags an accusing finger at subsidised theatres such as the National.'
  17. 'He wagged his finger at her in mock disapproval.'
  18. 'When I first told them a couple of years ago, I really expected my grandma to wag her finger at me.'
  19. 'Siya pretended to be disappointed and wagged her finger at Mel.'
  20. 'I can't recall ever seeing so many people wagging a figurative finger at Tom as they have in response to his call for the resignation of Harvard president Larry Summers.'
  21. 'He even went to Wall Street to wag his finger at corporate wrongdoers, calling for legislative reform.'


A single rapid movement from side to side.
  1. 'But the crowning glory is when the pointer turns around and gives an approving look and tail wag before he trots off to pick up another bird.'
  2. 'No matter how many Chechens may be slaughtered, we content ourselves with a polite wag of the finger, shrug our shoulders, then concede that massacre is an internal matter.'


A wife or girlfriend of a sports player, typically characterized as having a high media profile and a glamorous lifestyle.

    Gambia (international vehicle registration).

      More definitions

      1. to move from side to side, forward and backward, or up and down, especially rapidly and repeatedly: a dog wagging its tail.

      2. to move (the tongue), as in idle or indiscreet chatter.

      3. to shake (a finger) at someone, as in reproach.

      4. to move or nod (the head). verb (used without object), wagged, wagging.

      5. to be moved from side to side or one way and the other, especially rapidly and repeatedly, as the head or the tail.

      6. to move con

      More examples(as adjective)

      "heads can be wagging."

      "fingers can be wagging."


      (wag)From West Africa Gambia.


      how the world wags
      tongues wag