from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To move back and forth with quick irregular motions: The gelatin wiggled on the plate.
- intransitive v. To move or proceed with a twisting or turning motion; wriggle: wiggled restlessly in her chair; wiggled through the crowd.
- intransitive v. To insinuate or extricate oneself by sly or subtle means: wiggled out of a social engagement.
- transitive v. To cause to move back and forth with quick irregular motions: wiggle a loose tooth.
- transitive v. To make (one's way, for example) by or as if by wiggling: The pitcher wiggled his way out of a jam.
- n. A wiggling movement or course.
- idiom get a wiggle on Slang To hurry or hurry up.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move with irregular, back and forward or side to side motions; To shake or jiggle.
- n. A wiggling movement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. 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
- n. Act of wiggling; a wriggle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To waggle; wabble; wriggle.
- n. A waggling or wriggling motion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move to and fro
- n. the act of wiggling
Middle English wiglen, probably from Middle Low German wiggelen, to totter; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English wiglen, possibly from Middle Dutch or Old English (Wiktionary)