verb (used with object), wan·gled, wan·gling.
verb (used without object), wan·gled, wan·gling.
- wang jing wei,
- wang yang-ming,
- wangensteen tube,
- waning moon
Origin of wangle
Examples from the Web for wangle
"With your physique you could wangle the age limit," pursued Miles imperturbably.The Hermit of Far End|Margaret Pedler
Dalrymple told me he rather fancied he could wangle me a bungalow.
He never did a stroke of work that he could possibly "wangle" out of.Life in a Tank|Richard Haigh
Other secretaries had used their nearness to him to wangle acting or dancing or singing assignments on other and lesser shows.Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Wangle; the handful of straw a thatcher grasps in his left hand from time to time while thatching, twisted up tight at one end.English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
Word Origin for wangle
"obtain something by trickery," 1888, originally British printer's slang for "fake by manipulation;" perhaps an alteration of waggle, or of wankle (now dialectal) "unsteady, fickle," from Old English wancol (see wench). Brought into wider use by World War I soldiers.