Definitions for jiggleˈdʒɪg əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jig•gleˈdʒɪg əl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling

  1. (v.i.)to move up and down or to and fro with short, quick jerks.

  2. (n.)a jiggling movement.

Origin of jiggle:

1835–40; jig2+ -le

jig′gly(adj.)-gli•er, -gli•est.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. joggle, jiggle(verb)

    a slight irregular shaking motion

  2. jiggle, joggle, wiggle(verb)

    move to and fro

    "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jiggle(verb)ˈdʒɪg əl

    to shake lightly

    The camera jiggled when I took the picture.; She jiggled the key in the lock.


  1. jiggle(Noun)

    a weak, shaking movement.

    Give the key a jiggle and see if it opens.

  2. jiggle(Verb)

    To shake something gently; to rattle or wiggle.

    Jiggle the handle and see if the water stops.

  3. jiggle(Verb)

    To shake, rattle, or wiggle.

    The jelly jiggled in the bowl for a few moments after it was set down.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jiggle(verb)

    to wriggle or frisk about; to move awkwardly; to shake up and down

Translations for jiggle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to (cause to) jump (about) or move jerkily

The television picture kept jiggling up and down.

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