Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The larva of a mosquito.
  • n. One that wriggles or squirms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Anything that wriggles
  • n. The larva of a mosquito

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, wriggles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which wriggles; specifically, one of the active larvæ, as of mosquitos, seen in stagnant water. Also wiggler.
  • n. A person who practises wriggling methods; one who proceeds by sinuosity or trickery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. larva of a mosquito
  • n. one who can't stay still (especially a child)

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Examples

  • Clete flung a small spinner baited with a wriggler on the edge of the lily pads, his skin rosy in the waning light.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • But 'hulking back, perhaps I got the better of the bargain - she was a lissome little wriggler, and it was Kavanaugh's five rupees, after all.

    Fiancée

  • Research by Allegiant Global, an Indianapolis waste-logistics company that has worked closely with Subaru on its environmental goals, identified the Canadian red wriggler as the "thoroughbred champion" of composting worms because of its voracious appetite.

    Greener and Cheaper

  • Our librarian taught us how to do compost with red wriggler worms.

    50x365 #218: Mrs. Cush, Elementary School Librarian

  • Re-enacted here with narration by Mr. Wilson and the wriggler herself, the performance involved a sword which she whirled about before moving it provocatively below the man's belt.

    The Real Charlie Wilson

  • The realization that I had in the dark hours of the dawn was that she gets out of the swaddle because of the very problem that necessitates the swaddle - she's a wriggler.

    Four times in one night!

  • Moody was sure the man had never handled a red wriggler or a nightcrawler in his life.

    Cyber Way

  • "There's a small cut on her shoulder I must stitch, but she's a wriggler."

    Not Once But Twice

  • But 'hulking back, perhaps I got the better of the bargain — she was a lissome little wriggler, and it was Kavanaugh's five rupees, after all. 36

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • It was as much as Dick and Julian could do to get the little wriggler into the dining-room and shut the door.

    Five Fall Into Adventure

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