wriggler

wriggler

[rig-ler]
noun
1.
a person or thing that wriggles.
2.
Also called wiggler, wiggle-tail. the larva of a mosquito.

Origin:
1625–35; wriggle + -er1

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wriggle (ˈrɪɡəl)
 
vb
1.  to make or cause to make twisting movements
2.  (intr) to progress by twisting and turning
3.  (intr; foll by into or out of) to manoeuvre oneself by clever or devious means: wriggle out of an embarrassing situation
 
n
4.  a wriggling movement or action
5.  a sinuous marking or course
 
[C15: from Middle Low German; compare Dutch wriggelen]
 
'wriggler
 
n
 
'wriggly
 
adj

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