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Definition of the noun waggle

What does waggle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: waggles

  1. causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of waggle: shake / wag
    • more generic word: agitation = the act of agitating something

Alternative definition of the noun waggle

noun

  1. a wobbling motion

Specialised definition of the noun waggle

Glossary of sports / golf

preliminary movement of the club head behind and over the ball, preparatory to the swing itself

Definition of the verb waggle

What does waggle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: waggled | waggling | waggles

  1. move from side to side
  2. move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]Sylvia fidgeted
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] into [Oblique, state]Sylvia fidgeted herself into a tizzy

      Verbs of Body-Internal Motion (with the same syntax): buck, fidget, flap, gyrate, jiggle, kick, rock, squirm, sway, teeter, totter, twitch, wiggle, wobble, wriggle.

    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of waggle: wamble
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Alternative definition of the verb waggle

verb

  1. To move (something) with short, quick motions; to wobble.

Phrases with waggle

  1. Waggle Dance
  2. to waggle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for waggle

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Google previewGolf for Adults (2011)

A New, Simple Swing That Everyone Can Learn by Sacke Frondelius

The waggle is one of many movements that are performed as part of the swing. In a nutshell, the waggle is a preparatory mini-swing intended to start the swing correctly, lessen the tensions and create a tempo where one can comfortably make ...

Google previewThe Women's Guide to Golf (2002)

A Handbook for Beginners by Kellie Stenzel

The waggle is a mini-swing. The pattern is as follows: 1 . Back: With your...

The waggle is an easily-learned antidote to "freezing" at the start of the backswing, an affliction suffered by many beginners. Notice the waggle here is the same as the ...

Google previewLower Your Golf Score: Simple Steps to Save Shots (2012)

by John Hoskison

The waggle is a very individual move and there are no set down rules.

The waggle is the last thing you do beforeyou hit a shot, and themore consistentit becomes, the more likelyyou are of being able to repeat your golfswing onevery shot.

Google previewGolf For Dummies (2012)

by Gary McCord

A waggle is a motion with the wrists in which the hands stay fairly steady over the ball and the clubhead moves back a...

Google previewT, UVWXYZ Versability (2016)

by Roger J. Maderia

A waggle is a rapid wobbling motion, back and forth ...

Google previewMen with Balls (2008)

The Professional Athlete's Handbook by Drew Magary

Waggle means the fullback chips off the rush end and then flies up the field. Razor is a word thrown in to make the play sound more badass. Q is the flat route run by the tailback. Butterfly is the dummy audible call. Jingleheimer is the actual ...

Google previewPlay Your Best Golf Now (2011)

Discover VISION54's 8 Essential Playing Skills by Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson

The waggle is the transition from stillness to motion. This transition from address to the swing is challenging. Think of walking from bright sunlight into a dark room. Eventually, your eyes do adjust and you function perfectly in your new ...

Google previewHow to Master a Great Golf Swing (2006)

by Maxine Van Evera Lupo

Learning to waggle is the key to starting a sound, repeating pattern for a rhythmic, coordinated swing. It's not easy to understand the purpose of waggling, however, unless you first establish positions in sequence with a knowledgeable ...

Google previewDead Famous (2012)

by Ben Elton

Waggle is the nation's pet. Mega-popular. David is the bastard. Hated. Kelly has phwoar factor. Popular. Dervla is an enigmatic beauty. Popular. Layla is highly shaggable but a pain. Disliked. Moon is a pain and not even very shaggable.

Google previewThe Physics of Golf (2013)

by Theodore P. Jorgensen

The waggle is a means of bringing up muscle memories ofprevious similar swingsand of checkingthe position thathas been assumed for the swing tocome. Theexact motions inthe waggle vary greatly from golfer togolfer, and for a particular ...

Google previewA Swing for Life: Revised and Updated (2012)

by Nick Faldo

SED CORRECTLY, the waggle is a mini-swing, a sneak preview of what's to come. It's an opportunity to rehearse the wrist-and-forearm action that you intend to employ in conjunction with your body motion at the start of the swing. Hovering the ...

Google previewGolf Essentials

by J.C. Snead, Sam Snead, John L. Johnson

The waggle is a slight movement of the wrists that moves the clubhead from behind the ball nearly to the ball. This movement is done to reduce tension and to rehearse the wrist action that will occur in a few seconds when you make contact ...

Google previewThe Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia (2009)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

dance, the waggle dance, is used for distant food sources and contains information about the location and distance of the food source. The dancer waggles along a straight line then circles back and repeats. The speed and duration of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1862)

E - P by Hensleigh Wedgwood

lot- tern, lotteln, to waggle, tremble, go lazily (schlapp einher- gehen) ; Fin. lotto, anything dangling; Bav. lotter, lottel, loitel, a lazy or loose-living man ; lotterbank, a couch for repose ; Du.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Toddle, tottle, waggle. Waders, » . fl. (Ornith.) Grallx, grallatores. Walt, v. a. Bear {through a buoyant medium), convey, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Golf (2011)

by Bill Mallon, Randon Jerris

WAGGLE. Waggle is the loose movement of the club and hands, often back-and- forth but occasionally up-and-down, as the player addresses the ball prior to beginning the swing, or takeaway. Ben Hogan wrote much of one chapter about the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World (2009)

by Adam Simmons

away, the worker bee performs the ''waggle dance,'' in which the dancer follows a path shaped like a figure-eight that has been slightly squashed. On the loops around the figure- eight ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

shake, swing, waggle, wiggle, jiggle, sway, wave, oscillate, bob, nod, quiver. — n. waggle, shake, bob, nod, swing, toss, wave, oscillation, wiggle, jiggle. wage n. wages, pay, payment, ...

Google previewThe Historical Dictionary of Golfing Terms (2005)

From 1500 to the Present by Peter Davies

w waggle n. &• v. 1 n. The preliminary flourish of the club behind and over the ball at address. 1890 Horace Hutchinson Badminton Golf 89:...

the preliminary ' waggle' is a means of seeing that all the machinery is in proper working order.

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

The 'waggle' dance conveys a wider range of information, relating to the distance and direction of the food source, as well as to its quality. It refers to more distant sources of food than does the round dance, and often recruits workers to exploit ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2010)

by Michael Allaby

The 'waggle' dance conveys a wider range of information, relating to the distance and direction of the food source, as well as its quality. It refers to more distant sources of food than does the round dance, and often recruits workers to exploit ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Scottish Language, comprehending all the words in common use in the writings of Scott, Burns, Wilson, Ramsay, and other popular Scottish authors (1845)

WAGGLE, s. A bog, a marsh. WAG-STRING, s. A halter used by a hangman. WAG -STRUNG, adj. One who died by means of a halter. To WAIGLE, WEIGLE, v. n. To waddle, to waggle. To WAIK, v. a. To watch. WAIR, v. a. To spend. WAITH ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

waggle dance See dance language. wagtail dance See dance language. Wahlenbergia (family Campanulaceae) A genus of annual and perennial herbs with taproots and sometimes extensive rhizomes. Leaves alternate, opposite, or whorled ...

Google previewA dictionary of the Scottish language (1845)

by Thomas Brown

WAGGLE, s. A bog, a marsh. WAG-STRING, s. A halter used by a hangman. WAG -STRUNG, adj. One who died by means of a halter. To WAIGLE, WEIGLE, v. n. To waddle, to waggle. To WAIK, v. a. To watch. WAIR, v. a. To spend. WAITH ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun waggle:

wagshake

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb waggle:

wagglewag

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Waggle Meaning

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Scrabble value of W4A1G2G2L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of WAGGLE

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  • WAGGEL

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