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: indecisive, vacillating
has gone wiggle-waggle and cannot be persuaded to be categoricalLionel Hale


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intransitive verb

: to move jerkily back and forth : wiggle and waggle from one thing to another : vacillate
wiggle-waggles between appeals for charity and responsible state actionNation


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variants or wiggle-woggle
: something (as an amusement park contrivance) that wiggle-waggles
flip-flaps, switchbacks, wiggle-wogglesRose Macaulay

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“Wiggle-waggle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiggle-waggle. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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