vicka

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wiggle

Since 1689 from the dialectal word vicka(yield; bend sideways; run in a waddling fashion). Most likely related to veck(a fold; a crease) and vika(to fold)

Verb[edit]

vicka

  1. wiggle; wobble; tilt
    Hon vickade på tårna.
    She wiggled her toes.
    Om man vickar på det här locket tillräckligt länge går det av.
    If you move this lid up and down long enough, it will break (off).
  2. (colloquial) act as substitute, stand-in, temporarily fill the position of; short for vikariera
    Hon vickade som lärare förra året.
    She worked as a substitute teacher last year.

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