jiggle

verb jig·gle \ ˈji-gəl \

Definition of jiggle

jiggled; jiggling play \ˈji-g(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
:to cause to move with quick little jerks or oscillating motions
intransitive verb
:to move from or as if from being jiggled

jiggle

noun

jiggly

play \ˈji-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of jiggle in a Sentence

  1. Try to avoid jiggling the camera.

  2. His belly jiggled like a bowlful of jelly.

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Origin and Etymology of jiggle

frequentative of 2jig


JIGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

jiggle

verb

Definition of jiggle for English Language Learners

  • : to move or cause (something) to move with quick, short movements up and down or side to side


JIGGLE Defined for Kids

jiggle

verb jig·gle \ ˈji-gəl \

Definition of jiggle for Students

jiggled; jiggling
:to move or cause to move with quick little jerks
  • Try not to jiggle the camera.


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