Wiggle meaning

wĭgəl
To wiggle is to get yourself out of something, to quickly move back and forth, or to fidget and squirm around.

When you get out of doing dishes by declaring you have to use the bathroom and disappearing for 10 minutes, this is an example of when you wiggle out of doing the dishes.

The movement of a shaking bowl of gelatin is an example of when it wiggles.

When you squirm around and fidget in your chair using small movements, this is an example of when you wiggle.

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A wiggling movement.

She walked with a sexy wiggle.

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To make (one's way, for example) by or as if by wiggling.

The pitcher wiggled his way out of a jam.

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A wiggling movement or course.
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To move or cause to move with short, jerky or twisting motions from side to side; wriggle shakily or sinuously.
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The act or an instance of wiggling.
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(intransitive) To move with irregular, back and forward or side to side motions; To shake or jiggle.

Her hips wiggle as she walks.

The jelly wiggles on the plate when you move it.

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(in the plural) See wiggles.
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The definition of a wiggle is a small fidgety movement.

The squirmy movements made by a little puppy who is trying to escape from a hug are an example of a wiggle.

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To move back and forth with quick irregular motions.

The gelatin wiggled on the plate.

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To cause to move back and forth with quick irregular motions.

Wiggle a loose tooth.

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(slang) get a wiggle on
  • To hurry or hurry up.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of wiggle

  • Middle English wiglen probably from Middle Low German wiggelen to totter wegh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English wiglen, possibly from Middle Dutch or Old English

    From Wiktionary