- 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 wigglingtwist, squirm, jerk, wag, writhe, jiggle, wave, wriggle, shimmy, zigzag, waggle, twitch, worm
Examples from the Web for wiggling
Contemporary Examples of wiggling
He must have noticed me looking because he held his fingers up, wiggling one as if he were showing off a ring.Watching ISIS Come to Power Again
September 7, 2014
She escaped by propping the automatic garage door open with a paint can and wiggling out after her parents had gone to sleep.Life With the Anarchists
April 6, 2009
Historical Examples of wiggling
But all his wiggling and twisting were of not the slightest help to him.The Tale of Timothy Turtle
Arthur Scott Bailey
They were darting over the walls and ceiling and wiggling over the floor.The Lady Doc
Then the brute began to fall, twisting, turning, wiggling and struggling.Five Thousand Miles Underground
He was wiggling so that his christening robe was most off him.The Story of Opal
On and on he came, wiggling and squirming to gain every inch.Dick Hamilton's Football Team
Howard R. Garis
- 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
Word Origin and History for wiggling
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.