- to move or go with short, quick, irregular movements from side to side: The puppies wiggled with delight.
- to cause to wiggle; move quickly and irregularly from side to side.
- a wiggling movement or course.
- a wiggly line.
- a dish of creamed fish or shellfish and peas.
- get a wiggle on, Informal. to hurry up; get a move on: If you don't get a wiggle on, we'll miss the first act.
Origin of wiggle
Related Words for wiggletwist, squirm, jerk, wag, writhe, jiggle, wave, wriggle, shimmy, zigzag, waggle, twitch, worm
Examples from the Web for wiggle
Contemporary Examples of wiggle
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014
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Why are we still listening to songs like “Wiggle” on the radio?Can Linda Perry Save Music?
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Bound by teachings on same-sex marriage, yes, but there was apparently some wiggle room on the issue of marriage in general.Eastside Catholic: Break the Rules All You Want, Unless You’re Gay
January 24, 2014
But she surprised these cops just as she had the officers back in December, when she managed to wiggle free of a handcuff.In Months Before Wild Capitol Scene, Miriam Carey Battled Psychosis
October 5, 2013
He was so surprised by losing the vote that he overreacted and left himself no wiggle room.How Britain Rushed to Inaction in Syria
September 4, 2013
Historical Examples of wiggle
The lantern light was extinguished but she did not remember the lantern, or Wiggle.
Wiggle appeared to claim the locust as a souvenir of the scout's magic.
Mr. Ellsworth, Pee-wee's scoutmaster, would have said that Wiggle lacked method.
Wiggle, appearing to sense the situation, began to bark up-roariously.
We have made a drawing of Wiggle No. 11, and send it to you.
- to move or cause to move with jerky movements, esp from side to side
- the act or an instance of wiggling
- get a wiggle on slang, mainly US to hurry up
Word Origin for wiggle
early 13c., perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Flemish wigelen, frequentative of wiegen "to rock," from wiege "cradle" (cf. Old High German wiga, German Wiege, Old Frisian widze), from PIE root *wegh- "to move" (see weigh). Related: Wiggled; wiggling. The noun is attested from 1816.