Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Fri Jul 9 05:26:46 UTC 2004

Here from AP ...


... is the word "wag":

<<Anthony Cordesman, an Iraq analyst with the Center for Strategic and
International Studies, said the figure of 5,000 insurgents "was never more
than a wag and is now clearly ridiculous.">>

I believe I recognize it as an acronym for "wild ass[ed] guess". But is it
well-known to all, so that it need not be defined/explained in the article?

Is it in any dictionary?

Should it be?

-- Doug Wilson

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