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adjective, wrig·gli·er, wrig·gli·est.
  1. twisting; writhing; squirming: a wriggly caterpillar.
  2. evasive; shifty: a wriggly character.
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Origin of wriggly

First recorded in 1865–70; wriggle + -y1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Kit baited Kat's for her, because Kat said it made her all wriggly inside to do it.

    The Book of Stories for the Storyteller

    Fanny E. Coe

  • What sort of horrible, wriggly thing are you saying, Phedro?

    Clair de Lune

    Michael Strange

  • In reality, it was a succession of wriggly marks which only a Moslem could read.

    The Ship Dwellers

    Albert Bigelow Paine

  • But she could not catch the freckled girl, who was as wriggly as an eel.

  • His gaze never shifted, his eyes never wavered—but I came away feeling all wriggly.

    Europe Revised

    Irvin S. Cobb