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 for Wag
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wag \Wag\, v. i.
     1. To move one way and the other; to be shaken to and fro; to
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              The resty sieve wagged ne'er the more. --Dryden.
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     2. To be in action or motion; to move; to get along; to
        progress; to stir. [Colloq.]
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              "Thus we may see," quoth he, "how the world wags."
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     3. To go; to depart; to pack oft. [R.]
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              I will provoke him to 't, or let him wag. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wag \Wag\, n. [From Wag, v.]
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     1. The act of wagging; a shake; as, a wag of the head.
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     2. [Perhaps shortened from wag-halter a rogue.] A man full of
        sport and humor; a ludicrous fellow; a humorist; a wit; a
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              We wink at wags when they offend.     --Dryden.
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              A counselor never pleaded without a piece of pack
              thread in his hand, which he used to twist about a
              finger all the while he was speaking; the wags used
              to call it the thread of his discourse. --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wag \Wag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wagged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Wagging.] [OE. waggen; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw.
     vagga to rock a cradle, vagga cradle, Icel. vagga, Dan.
     vugge; akin to AS. wagian to move, wag, wegan to bear, carry,
     G. & D. bewegen to move, and E. weigh. [root]136. See
     To move one way and the other with quick turns; to shake to
     and fro; to move vibratingly; to cause to vibrate, as a part
     of the body; as, to wag the head.
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           No discerner durst wag his tongue in censure. --Shak.
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           Every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and
           wag his head.                            --Jer. xviii.
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     Note: Wag expresses specifically the motion of the head and
           body used in buffoonery, mirth, derision, sport, and
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a witty amusing person who makes jokes [syn: wag, wit,
      2: causing to move repeatedly from side to side [syn: wag,
         waggle, shake]
      v 1: move from side to side; "The happy dog wagged his tail"
           [syn: wag, waggle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "wag":
     bad boy, banana, beat, bob, bobble, booger, brandish, buffoon,
     bugger, burlesquer, card, careen, caricaturist, clown, coggle,
     comedian, comic, cutup, dangle, devil, droll, elf, enfant terrible,
     epigrammatist, farceur, flap, flaunt, float, flourish, fluctuate,
     flutter, fly, funmaker, funnyman, gag writer, gagman, gagster,
     hood, hoodlum, hooligan, humorist, imp, ironist, jester, joker,
     jokesmith, jokester, kidder, knave, lampooner, lash, librate,
     little devil, little monkey, little rascal, lurch, madcap, minx,
     mischief, mischief-maker, nutate, oscillate, parodist, pendulate,
     pitch, pixie, practical joker, prankster, puck, punner, punster,
     quipster, rapscallion, rascal, reel, reparteeist, resonate, rock,
     rogue, roll, rowdy, ruffian, satirist, scamp, scapegrace, shake,
     show-off, squirm, swag, sway, swing, swinging, switch, take, toss,
     twist and turn, twitch, undulate, vacillate, vibrate, waggle,
     wagwit, wave, waver, wield, wiggle, wigwag, wisecracker, wit,
     witling, wobble, wriggle, writhe, zany

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Wild-Assed Guess (slang, Cygwin)

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