What does wriggle mean?

Definitions for wriggleˈrɪg əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wriggle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wiggle, wriggle, squirm(verb)

    the act of wiggling

  2. writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist(verb)

    to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

    "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"


  1. wriggle(Noun)

    A wriggling movement.

  2. wriggle(Verb)

    To slightly twist one's body and quickly move one's limbs.

    Teachers often lose their patience when children wriggle in their seats.

  3. wriggle(Verb)

    To cause to or make something wriggle.

    He was sitting on the lawn, wriggling his toes in the grass.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wriggle(verb)

    to move the body to and fro with short, writhing motions, like a worm; to squirm; to twist uneasily or quickly about

  2. Wriggle(verb)

    to move with short, quick contortions; to move by twisting and squirming; like a worm

  3. Wriggle(adj)

    wriggling; frisky; pliant; flexible

  4. Origin: [Freq. of wrig, probably from OE. wrikken to move to and fro; cf. LG. wriggeln, D. wrikken, Sw. vricka, Dan. vrikke.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wriggle

    rig′l, v.i. to twist to and fro: to move sinuously: to use crooked means.—v.t. to cause to wriggle.—n. the motion of wriggling.—ns. Wrigg′ler, one who wriggles: one who uses trickery; Wrigg′ling;. [A freq. of obs. wrig, to move about, itself a variant of wrick, M. E. wrikken, to twist; cf. Dut. wriggelen, to wriggle.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wriggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wriggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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