gaggery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gag +‎ -ery

Noun[edit]

gaggery (uncountable)

  1. (informal) The use of gags or jokes.
    • 1972, New York Magazine (volume 5, number 23, page 61)
      Each of their roles is so loaded with slickery, inconsistency and lowbrow intellectualisms, along with slapstick gaggery on which one can but gag, that the waste of talent is depressing.
    • 2013, Jo Ann Brown, The Dutiful Daughter, page 47:
      She wished she could let her guard down, too, because Mr. Bradby, aside from his unconsidered words upstairs, was both endearing and skilled with gaggery.