verb (used with object), wan·gled, wan·gling.
verb (used without object), wan·gled, wan·gling.
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
British Dictionary definitions for wangle
Word Origin for wangle
Word Origin and History 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.