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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Wig"gle
To move to and fro with a quick, jerking motion; to bend rapidly, or with a wavering motion, from side to side; to wag; to squirm; to wriggle; as, the dog wiggles his tail; the tadpole wiggles in the water.

Etymology: Cf. Wag (v. t.) Waggle

noun Wig"gle
Act of wiggling; a wriggle.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of wiggling
  2. Move to and fro

From Middle English wiglen, probably from Middle Dutch wigelen (“to wiggle”) and perhaps Middle Low German wigelen, frequentative of wiegen (“to rock”), from wiege (“cradle”). See wain, and Dutch wieg (“cradle”).

Cognate to Dutch wiggelen (“to wiggle”).

  1. A rapid movement in alternating opposite directions, not necessarily regular.
    She walked with a sexy .
  2. (figuratively) An alternating state or characteristic.
  3. (in the plural) See wiggles.

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Past life for Wiggle born Jun 13, 1982

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-East approximately on 975. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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