verb (used with object), verb (used without object), jiggled, jiggling.
to move up and down or to and fro with short, quick jerks.
a jiggling movement.

1835–40; jig2 + -le

jiggler, noun
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jiggle (ˈdʒɪɡəl)
1.  to move or cause to move up and down or to and fro with a short jerky motion: to jiggle the door handle
2.  a short jerky motion
[C19: frequentative of jig; compare joggle]

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Word Origin & History

1836, from jig (q.v.) + -le, frequentative suffix.
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Example sentences
Shake, shimmy and jiggle until the mixture hardens to ice cream, usually about
  five minutes.
Surface temperature readings jiggle up and down, but over the course of the
  past century, their overall trend is up.
The dots jiggle oddly as the beaks cast about for you, and then hold steady
  when they have fixed on you.
Over hundreds of years, normal ambient temperatures can provide enough energy
  to jiggle the atoms within a rock.
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