squiggle

[ skwig-uhl ]
/ ˈskwɪg əl /

noun

a short, irregular curve or twist, as in writing or drawing.

verb (used without object), squig·gled, squig·gling.

to move in or appear as squiggles: His handwriting squiggled across the page.

verb (used with object), squig·gled, squig·gling.

to form in or cause to appear as squiggles; scribble.

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Origin of squiggle

1830–40; blend of squirm and wriggle

OTHER WORDS FROM squiggle

squiggly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for squiggle

squiggle
/ (ˈskwɪɡəl) /

noun

a mark or movement in the form of a wavy line; curlicue
an illegible scrawl

verb

(intr) to wriggle
(intr) to form or draw squiggles
(tr) to make into squiggles

Derived forms of squiggle

squiggler, nounsquiggly, adjective

Word Origin for squiggle

C19: perhaps a blend of squirm + wiggle
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