I. verb (squiggled; squiggling) Etymology: blend of squirm and wriggle Date: circa 1816 intransitive verb 1. squirm, wriggle <
squiggling in her seat
2. to write or paint hastily ; scribble transitive verb 1. scribble 2. to form or cause to form in squiggles II. noun Date: 1900 a short wavy twist or line ; curlicue; especially an illegible scrawl • squiggly adjective

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