jiggle

[jig-uh l]
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noun
  1. a jiggling movement.

Origin of jiggle

First recorded in 1835–40; jig2 + -le
Related formsjig·gler, noun
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Contemporary Examples of jiggle

  • She knew people saw her as an actress who had never transcended "Jiggle TV" and she had made her peace with it.

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    Amy Wallace

    June 25, 2009

  • After all, the show was never popular with critics who dismissed it as “Jiggle TV.”

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Historical Examples of jiggle


British Dictionary definitions for jiggle

jiggle

verb
  1. to move or cause to move up and down or to and fro with a short jerky motionto jiggle the door handle
noun
  1. a short jerky motion
Derived Formsjiggly, adjective

Word Origin for jiggle

C19: frequentative of jig; compare joggle
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Word Origin and History for jiggle
v.

1836, from jig (q.v.) + -le, frequentative suffix. Related: Jiggled; jiggling. As a noun, from 1840.

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