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squiggle

verb squig·gle \ ˈskwi-gəl \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of squiggle

squiggled; squiggling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\
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 in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of squiggle

blend of squirm and wriggle

squiggle Synonyms


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squiggle

noun

Definition of squiggle

: a short wavy twist or line : curlicue; especially : an illegible scrawl

squiggly

play \-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of squiggle in a Sentence

  1. His handwriting looks like a bunch of squiggles.

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First Known Use of squiggle

1900


SQUIGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

squiggle

noun

Definition of squiggle for English Language Learners

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



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