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jiggle

[ jig-uhl ]
/ ˈdʒɪg əl /
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verb (used with or without object), jig·gled, jig·gling.
to move up and down or to and fro with short, quick jerks.
noun
a jiggling movement.
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Origin of jiggle

First recorded in 1835–40; jig2 + -le

OTHER WORDS FROM jiggle

jiggler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jiggle

jiggle
/ (ˈdʒɪɡəl) /

verb
to move or cause to move up and down or to and fro with a short jerky motionto jiggle the door handle
noun
a short jerky motion

Derived forms of jiggle

jiggly, adjective

Word Origin for jiggle

C19: frequentative of jig; compare joggle
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