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wiggle

play
verb wig·gle \ˈwi-gəl\

Simple Definition of wiggle

  • : to move up and down or from side to side with short quick motions

Full Definition of wiggle

wig·gledwig·gling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move to and fro with quick jerky or shaking motions :  jiggle

  3. 2 :  to proceed with or as if with twisting and turning movements :  wriggle

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to wiggle

Examples of wiggle

  1. The puppy wiggled with excitement.

  2. <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

Rhymes with wiggle


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wiggle

noun wig·gle

Definition of wiggle

  1. 1 :  the act of wiggling

  2. 2 :  shellfish or fish in cream sauce with peas

wig·gly play \ˈwi-g(ə-)lē\ adjective


1816

First Known Use of wiggle

1816


WIGGLY Defined for Kids

wiggly

adjective wig·gly \ˈwi-glē\

Definition of wiggly

wig·gli·erwig·gli·est

  1. 1 :  constantly moving with twisting turning motions <a wiggly worm>

  2. 2 :  wavy <wiggly lines>





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