• To move with irregular, back and forward or side to side motions; To shake or jiggle.


  • A rapid movement in alternating opposite directions, not necessarily regular.
  • An alternating state or characteristic.


  • From Middle English wiglen, probably from Middle Dutch wigelen ("to wiggle") and perhaps Middle Low German wigelen, frequentative of wiegen, from wiege. See wain, and Dutch wieg ("cradle").
  • Cognate to Dutch wiggelen ("to wiggle").

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