squiggle


1squig·gle

verb \ˈskwi-gəl\
squig·gledsquig·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of SQUIGGLE

intransitive verb
1
:  squirm, wriggle <squiggling in her seat>
2
:  to write or paint hastily :  scribble
transitive verb
1
:  scribble
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

2squiggle

noun

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

Full Definition of SQUIGGLE

:  a short wavy twist or line :  curlicue; especially :  an illegible scrawl
squig·gly \-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of SQUIGGLE

  1. His handwriting looks like a bunch of squiggles.

First Known Use of SQUIGGLE

1900

Rhymes with SQUIGGLE

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