from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that wiggles, such as a worm or a restless child.
- n. The larva or pupa of a mosquito.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Anything that wiggles.
- n. The larva of a mosquito.
- n. An earthworm.
- n. A magnet designed to make a beam of charged particles follow a curving path in a accelerator.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The young, either larva or pupa, of the mosquito; -- called also wiggletail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The larva of a mosquito. Same as wriggler, 1, and wiggletail.
- n. One who or that which wriggles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. larva of a mosquito
- n. terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
- n. one who can't stay still (especially a child)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Immediately a two-page footnote explains that David Wallace had "already left the Internal Revenue Service in 1987," that his job was "a rote examiner, aka a 'wiggler' in the Service nomenclature," and that his "civil service rank was a GS-9."
It took them, he told [the] [his] attentive audience, about three days to hatch; the larva stage lasted about a week; and the pupa, usually called the "wiggler," lasted to more days.
Huh! And as for the wiggler who said, I think his name is NOT SURE, he said,
So enliven a gardener's world with a 1,000-count box of live red wiggler composting worms from Uncle Jim's Worm Farm.
Have to say that nothing works better for brook trout than a nice red wiggler on a small hook.
My friend Christian, who famously composts his own (bigger) dogs 'poop, clued me into the importance of red wiggler worms, so I decided to go to nearby Buena Vista Park to dig for some.
Well, TP wanted to post 1 more, but I advised them against running a thread all about you, wiggler ….
From your split shot ... drop 12 inches of 2X, tie on a wiggler or a bloack leech, or a black bugger, attach another foot of 2X to the hook shank, then tie on a glo bug (egg) blue is good, but for where you live, peach or cream or a combo of both is better.
We all gathered around the box and one of us would dangle a wiggler until a chick grabbed it ran around the box — the others peeping excitedly in hot pursuit.
If Madonna skied, she would probably be a wiggler.