- a short, irregular curve or twist, as in writing or drawing.
- to move in or appear as squiggles: His handwriting squiggled across the page.
- to form in or cause to appear as squiggles; scribble.
Origin of squiggle
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- a mark or movement in the form of a wavy line; curlicue
- an illegible scrawl
- (intr) to wriggle
- (intr) to form or draw squiggles
- (tr) to make into squiggles
C19: perhaps a blend of squirm + wiggle
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Word Origin and History for squiggle
1804, probably a blend of squirm and wriggle. Related: Squiggled; squiggling.
1902, from squiggle (v.).
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