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  1. a person or thing that wiggles.
  2. wriggler(def 2).
  3. Southern U.S. an earthworm.
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Origin of wiggler

First recorded in 1890–95; wiggle + -er1

Regional variation note

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Examples from the Web for wiggler

Historical Examples of wiggler

  • Make drawings of the different stages, wiggler, pupa and mosquito.

    An Elementary Study of Insects

    Leonard Haseman

  • When a Wiggler is old enough for this, he is called a Pupa, or half-grown one.

    Among the Night People

    Clara Dillingham Pierson

  • You call him a "wiggler" when you see him swimming about in a puddle.

  • Learn something new every time you look at the wiggler or the mature mosquito.

  • It must be floated on the water at first, or until it reaches the point of development into a wiggler.