wig·​gler | \ ˈwi-g(ə-)lər How to pronounce wiggler (audio) \

Definition of wiggler

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 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, "Anyone can compost their food waste (and everyone should)," 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, "Resolve to save the Earth," 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, "Tally up your garden’s earth friendliness," 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, "Americana blurs the defining lines of country music," 25 Oct. 2017 Even restless pencil tappers and toe wigglers grew lethargic. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Hurricane victims are suffering without air conditioning. U.S. schools have faced the same problem for a long time.," 14 Sep. 2017 One pound of red wigglers will eat one pound of kitchen scraps a day. Jeff Lowenfels, Alaska Dispatch News, "The summer may be ending, but gardening doesn’t have to," 1 Sep. 2017 Red wigglers like darkness and are surface feeders so a depth of 8 to 12 inches is sufficient for your box. Patrice Hanlon, The Mercury News, "Tips for starting a worm composting bin," 30 Mar. 2017 Glass birdbath, $42.99; stand, $19.99; wiggler, $39.99. Melody Shreve, star-telegram.com, "Get ready for summer with these products sure to encourage fun under the Texas sun," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of wiggler

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wiggler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiggler. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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