wrig·​gler ˈri-g(ə-)lər How to pronounce wriggler (audio)
: one that wriggles
especially : wiggler sense 1

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In general, precum doesn’t seem to transport top-notch sperm (no offense to the little wrigglers that wind up in this fluid). Kasandra Brabaw, SELF, 7 Mar. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wriggler was in 1631

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Cite this Entry

“Wriggler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wriggler. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


wrig·​gler ˈrig-(ə-)lər How to pronounce wriggler (audio)
: one that wriggles
especially : wiggler sense 1

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