wiggle

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wiglen, probably from Middle Dutch wigelen(to wiggle) and perhaps Middle Low German wigelen, frequentative of wiegen(to rock), from wiege(cradle)[1]. See wain, and Dutch wieg(cradle).

Cognate to Dutch wiggelen(to wiggle).

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wiggle ‎(third-person singular simple present wiggles, present participle wiggling, simple past and past participle wiggled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To move with irregular, back and forward or side to side motions; To shake or jiggle.
    Her hips wiggle as she walks.
    The jelly wiggles on the plate when you move it.

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Noun[edit]

wiggle ‎(plural wiggles)

  1. A wiggling movement.
    She walked with a sexy wiggle.
  2. (in the plural) See wiggles.

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  1. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=wiggle