verb (jiggled; jiggling) Etymology: frequentative of 2jig Date: 1836 transitive verb to cause to move with quick little jerks or oscillating motions intransitive verb to move from or as if from being jiggled • jiggle nounjiggly adjective

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  • Jiggle — Jig gle, v. i. [Freq. of jig.] To wriggle or frisk about; to move awkwardly; to shake up and down. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jiggle — (v.) 1836, from JIG (Cf. jig) (q.v.) + le, frequentative suffix. Related: Jiggled; jiggling. As a noun, from 1840 …   Etymology dictionary

  • jiggle — [v] bounce up and down agitate, bob, fidget, jerk, jig, jigger, jog, joggle, shake, shimmer, shimmy, twitch, vellicate, wiggle; concepts 150,152 …   New thesaurus

  • jiggle — ► VERB ▪ move lightly and quickly from side to side or up and down. ► NOUN ▪ an instance of jiggling. DERIVATIVES jiggly adjective. ORIGIN partly an alteration of JOGGLE(Cf. ↑joggle), reinforced by JIG(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • jiggle — [jig′əl] vt., vi. jiggled, jiggling [dim. or freq. of JIG1, v.vi. vt.] to move in a succession of quick, slight jerks; rock lightly n. a jiggling movement …   English World dictionary

  • jiggle — UK [ˈdʒɪɡ(ə)l] / US verb Word forms jiggle : present tense I/you/we/they jiggle he/she/it jiggles present participle jiggling past tense jiggled past participle jiggled a) [intransitive] to move slightly up and down or from side to side more than …   English dictionary

  • jiggle — 1. noun /ˈdʒɪɡəl/ a weak, shaking movement. Give the key a jiggle and see if it opens. 2. verb /ˈdʒɪɡəl/ a) To shake something gently; to rattle or wiggle …   Wiktionary

  • jiggle — [[t]ʤɪ̱g(ə)l[/t]] jiggles, jiggling, jiggled 1) VERB If you jiggle something, you move it quickly up and down or from side to side. [INFORMAL] [V n] He jiggled the doorknob noisily. 2) VERB To jiggle around means to move quickly up and down or… …   English dictionary

  • Jiggle — This unusual and interesting name is a variant form of the name Jekyll , itself of Breton or Cornish origin and deriving from a Celtic personal name, in Old Breton Indicael , composed of elements meaning Lord , with generous, bountiful . The name …   Surnames reference

  • jiggle — verb Jiggle is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑jelly …   Collocations dictionary

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