jiggle - WordReference.com Dictionary of English


UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʒɪgəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronunciation: IPA/ˈdʒɪgəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling( jigəl)

Inflections of 'jiggle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2022
jig•gle /ˈdʒɪgəl/USA pronunciation   v., -gled, -gling, n. 
  1. to move up and down or back and forth with short, quick jerks: [+ object]You have to jiggle the handle to get the machine started.[no object]His fat stomach jiggled as he walked.

n. [countable]
  1. a jiggling movement.
jig•gly, adj., -gli•er, -gli•est. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2022
jig•gle  ( jigəl),USA pronunciation v., -gled, -gling, n. 
v.t., v.i. 
  1. to move up and down or to and fro with short, quick jerks.

  1. a jiggling movement.
  • jig2 + -le 1835–40
jiggler, n. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
jiggle /ˈdʒɪɡəl/ vb
  1. to move or cause to move up and down or to and fro with a short jerky motion
  1. a short jerky motion
Etymology: 19th Century: frequentative of jig; compare joggle

ˈjiggly adj
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