- Present participle of wriggle.
- The act of one who wriggles.
- The child's constant wrigglings made her difficult to hold.
Variant of wriggle
intransitive verbwriggled, wriggling
- to move to and fro with a twisting, writhing motion; twist and turn; squirm
- to move along with a wriggling motion
- to make one's way by subtle or shifty means; dodge; equivocate: to wriggle out of a difficulty
Origin of wriggleMiddle Low German wriggeln, akin to Old Frisian wrigia: see wry
- to cause to wriggle
- to bring into a specified condition, form, etc. by wriggling
a wriggling movement or action