Simple Definition of wiggle
: to move up and down or from side to side with short quick motions
Examples of wiggle
The puppy wiggled with excitement.
<the baby wiggled in her sleep>
Origin of wiggle
Middle English wiglen, from or akin to Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wiggelen to totter; akin to Old English wegan to move — more at way
First Known Use: 13th century
First Known Use of wiggle
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