Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small wiggly mark or scrawl.
  • intransitive verb To squirm and wriggle.
  • intransitive verb To make squiggles.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To shake a fluid about in the mouth with the lips closed.
  • To move about like an eel; squirm; wriggle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb Low, U.S. To move about like an eel; to squirm.
  • intransitive verb Prov. Eng. To shake and wash a fluid about in the mouth with the lips closed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a short twisting or wiggling line or mark
  • noun informal the tilde
  • noun an illegible scrawl
  • verb to wriggle or squirm
  • verb to make a squiggle
  • verb to write (something) illegibly

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

  • noun an illegible scrawl
  • noun a short twisting line

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps blend of squirm and wiggle.]

Examples

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  • He likes to get me down in the long weeds between

    two of them marble things - I can see ivy sprout

    on the cross by his head. He makes me squiggle when

                              he sticks his hand up.

    - Peter Reading, Tryst, from Diplopic, 1983

    June 30, 2008