- to move up and down or to and fro with short, quick jerks.
- a jiggling movement.
Origin of jiggle
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Examples from the Web for jiggle
She knew people saw her as an actress who had never transcended "Jiggle TV" and she had made her peace with it.
After all, the show was never popular with critics who dismissed it as “Jiggle TV.”
Every curve and jiggle and bounce was engraved forever on his mind.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
All Barry can seem to do though is to jiggle the spark and look surprised.Torchy and Vee
But their ears are cold, and they jiggle on one leg against a frosty toe.Hints to Pilgrims
Charles Stephen Brooks
He wouldn't have to jiggle any flies off his skin then, if we had him in a boat.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony
Laura Lee Hope
And if you rode on Prince, which is the other horse, he might jiggle you off into a snow bank.Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's
Laura Lee Hope
- to move or cause to move up and down or to and fro with a short jerky motionto jiggle the door handle
- a short jerky motion
C19: frequentative of jig; compare joggle
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Word Origin and History for jiggle
1836, from jig (q.v.) + -le, frequentative suffix. Related: Jiggled; jiggling. As a noun, from 1840.
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