Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: squirm + wriggle

squiggle

noun
     
squig‧gle [countable]
a line with irregular curves:
Shorthand just looks like a series of funny squiggles to me.
squiggly adjective:
squiggly lines

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary