- 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
Related Words for squigglycurved, sinuous, curly, coiled, bumpy, rolling, snaky, undulate, unstable, winding, flexuous, plangent, sinuate, squiggly, undulant, undulatory, vermiculate, waving
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Contemporary Examples of squiggly
And here is where things get squiggly: “The DPH did a bad job on the vetting process,” said Martinez.Weed Cops Blaze New Trail
Valerie Vande Panne
March 4, 2014
Over dessert, we look through the Post-Its full of squiggly pictures.Are the 40 Days Duo Really a Couple?
September 4, 2013
The network's squiggly on-screen emotometer beats Joe the Plumber as the most memorable part of last night's debate.Deconstructing the CNN Reaction Meter
October 16, 2008
Historical Examples of squiggly
A huge dial beside the plate had a pointer and scores of notches, each labeled with a couple of squiggly characters.The Enormous Room
Horace Leonard Gold
In each square was a bit of squiggly writing, in blackish paint, and a small wooden peg jutting out from the wall.The Holes Around Mars
A frail man, with a bald head and a squiggly moustache, stood up behind his desk.Get Out of Our Skies!
E. K. Jarvis
I could have hugged it to my breast and cried upon the squiggly little curls that never lie flat.Banked Fires
E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
With regard to the living-rooms, it is essential that they should not be square but squiggly.
- 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
Word Origin for squiggle
1804, probably a blend of squirm and wriggle. Related: Squiggled; squiggling.
1902, from squiggle (v.).