wag (n.) Old form(s): Wagge, wagges
fellow, lad, mischievous boy
1H4 I.ii.16[Falstaff to Prince Hal] I prithee sweet wag [also: habitual joker]
2H4 I.ii.179[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] we that are in the vaward of our youth ... are wags too
MA V.i.16[Leonato to Antonio] And, sorry wag, cry 'hem!' when he should groan [F sorrow, wagge] [also: jester]
TG V.iv.86[Valentine to disguised Julia] Why, wag, how now?
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