verb \ˈwi-gəl\

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

wig·gledwig·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of WIGGLE

intransitive verb
:  to move to and fro with quick jerky or shaking motions :  jiggle
:  to proceed with or as if with twisting and turning movements :  wriggle
transitive verb
:  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



Definition of WIGGLE

:  the act of wiggling
:  shellfish or fish in cream sauce with peas
wig·gly \ˈwi-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

First Known Use of WIGGLE


Rhymes with WIGGLE


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