AskDefine | Define wiggle

The Collaborative Dictionary

Wiggle \Wig"gle\, v. t. & i. [Cf. Wag, v. t., Waggle.] To move to and fro with a quick, jerking motion; to bend rapidly, or with a wavering motion, from side to side; to wag; to squirm; to wriggle; as, the dog wiggles his tail; the tadpole wiggles in the water. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]
Wiggle \Wig"gle\, n. Act of wiggling; a wriggle. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wiggle n : the act of wiggling [syn: wriggle, squirm] v : move to and fro; "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!" [syn: jiggle, joggle]

Moby Thesaurus

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  1. or To move with irregular, back and forward or side to side motions; To shake or jiggle
    The jelly wiggles on the plate when you move it.

Derived terms



  1. A wiggling movement
    She walked with a sexy wiggle.
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