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squiggle

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verb squig·gle \ˈskwi-gəl\

Definition of squiggle

squig·gledsquig·gling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  squirm, wriggle <squiggling in her seat>

  3. 2 :  to write or paint hastily :  scribble

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  scribble

  6. 2 :  to form or cause to form in squiggles



Examples of squiggle

  1. <a pediatrician's waiting room full of squiggling toddlers>

  2. <there are some illegible notes squiggled in the margins of the old book>



Origin of squiggle

blend of squirm and wriggle


First Known Use: circa 1816

Rhymes with squiggle


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squiggle

noun squig·gle

Simple Definition of squiggle

  • : a short line with many curves : a short, wavy line

Full Definition of squiggle

  1. :  a short wavy twist or line :  curlicue; especially :  an illegible scrawl

squig·gly play \-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of squiggle

  1. His handwriting looks like a bunch of squiggles.



1900

First Known Use of squiggle

1900



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