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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from waggle

wangle

verb
     
wan‧gle [transitive]
informal to get something, or arrange for something to happen, by cleverly persuading or tricking someone
wangle something (out of somebody)
In the end she wangled an invitation.
wangle your way out of/into something
I wangled my way into art school.

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