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squiggle

verb squig·gle \ ˈskwi-gəl \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of squiggle

squiggled; squiggling play \ˈskwi-g(ə-)liŋ\
1 : squirm, wriggle
  • squiggling in her seat
2 : to write or paint hastily : scribble
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


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squiggle

noun

Definition of squiggle

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

squiggly

play \ˈskwi-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

in the meaning defined above

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SQUIGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of squiggle for English Language Learners

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



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