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[rig-lee] /ˈrɪg li/
adjective, wrigglier, wriggliest.
twisting; writhing; squirming:
a wriggly caterpillar.
evasive; shifty:
a wriggly character.
Origin of wriggly
First recorded in 1865-70; wriggle + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Kit baited Kat's for her, because Kat said it made her all wriggly inside to do it.

  • What sort of horrible, wriggly thing are you saying, Phedro?

    Clair de Lune

    Michael Strange
  • In reality, it was a succession of wriggly marks which only a Moslem could read.

    The Ship Dwellers

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • But she could not catch the freckled girl, who was as wriggly as an eel.

  • His gaze never shifted, his eyes never wavered—but I came away feeling all wriggly.

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
  • And some dolphins, all covered with silver, kept racing with us and leaping clear out of the water, like wriggly bits of fire.

    The Honorable Percival Alice Hegan Rice
  • To add to my horror of them I have discovered that hardly one is without a wriggly live thing inside it.

  • At four o'clock, while Appleboy was digging bait, he observed another motor making its wriggly way along the dunes.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt

    Arthur Train
  • And as I strolls along home with this warm, wriggly bunch of fur in the crook of my arm I get more and more pleased with myself.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • It will spear great flounders of blotting paper and wriggly eels of string.

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall

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