wrig·​gler | \ ˈri-g(ə-)lər How to pronounce wriggler (audio) \

Definition of wriggler

: one that wriggles especially : wiggler sense 1

Examples of wriggler in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of wriggler

1631, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wriggler was in 1631

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“Wriggler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wriggler. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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wrig·​gler | \ ˈri-glər How to pronounce wriggler (audio) \

Kids Definition of wriggler

1 : someone or something that squirms
2 : a mosquito larva

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