wiggler

noun

wig·​gler ˈwi-g(ə-)lər How to pronounce wiggler (audio)
1
: a larva or pupa of the mosquito

called also wriggler

2
: one that wiggles

Examples of wiggler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Players slide effortlessly from instrument to instrument, both conventional (guitar, violin) and invented (pedal-action wiggler, electric pancreas—electric pancreas?). Brad Sanders, SPIN, 10 Apr. 2024 Once settled in their new home, a pound of red wiggler worms (roughly 800 to 1,000 Eisenia fetida) can consume a pound of your fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells and coffee grounds each day. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2022 The Worm Farm's foundations are its breeding red wiggler worms and, to a lesser extent, its black soldier flies. Megan Taros, The Arizona Republic, 16 June 2021 Conceivably, red wiggler egg casings would be deposited on assorted organic matter on the soil surface, whereas night crawler eggs would be deposited more deeply in the soil. oregonlive, 21 Feb. 2021 This site provides great step-by-step instructions on how to start one, but the idea is simple: Get a bin with a lid, fill it with soil and red wiggler worms, and dump your organic matter in there. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, 20 Apr. 2018 Then just adopt about a pound of red worms or red wigglers from your local pet or garden store, have the kids feed them leafy scraps and peels, and let the pooping begin. Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, National Geographic, 24 Dec. 2019 In addition to mulch and groundcovers, which prevent evaporation and erosion, Shatynski practices vermicomposting, placing fruit and vegetable scraps and paper towels in red wiggler worm bins in her garage. Dawn Standke, sandiegouniontribune.com, 12 July 2018 He's written hits for the wigglers, while certainly giving the impression that his own music is made without regard for radio. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, 25 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wiggler was in 1859

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“Wiggler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiggler. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

wiggler

noun
wig·​gler ˈwig-(ə-)lər How to pronounce wiggler (audio)
1
: a larva or pupa of a mosquito

called also wriggler

2
: one that wiggles
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