verb (used without object), wig·gled, wig·gling.
verb (used with object), wig·gled, wig·gling.
- wiggle nail,
- wiggle room,
Origin of wiggle
Examples from the Web for wiggling
He must have noticed me looking because he held his fingers up, wiggling one as if he were showing off a ring.
She escaped by propping the automatic garage door open with a paint can and wiggling out after her parents had gone to sleep.
He turned and peered intently at me, his heavy bushy eyebrows drawn severely down and wiggling.Shock Absorber|E.G. von Wald
"I could tell it by your ears—your wiggling ears," was the answer.Uncle Wiggily's Travels|Howard R. Garis
I watched it streaking out there across the deck, wiggling the slightest bit now and then.The Best Short Stories of 1915|Various
Archie's heart jumped sideways and upwards with a wiggling movement, turning two somersaults, and stopped beating.Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
"I've told Judy to bemember," said Punch, wiggling, for his father's beard tickled his neck.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
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.