from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To twist about in a wriggling, snakelike motion; writhe.
- intransitive v. To feel or exhibit signs of humiliation or embarrassment.
- n. The act of squirming.
- n. A squirming movement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To twist one’s body with snakelike motions.
- v. To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.
- v. To evade (a question, an interviewer etc).
- v. To move in a slow, irregular motion.
- n. A twisting, snakelike movement of the body.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To twist about briskly with contortions like an eel or a worm; to wriggle; to writhe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wriggle or writhe, as an eel or a worm; hence, to writhe mentally.
- To climb by wriggling; “shin”: as, to squirm up a tree.
- n. A wriggling motion, like that of a worm or an eel.
- n. Nautical, a twist in a rope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
- n. the act of wiggling
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown. Perhaps imitative. (Wiktionary)