Main meanings of scriggle in English

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scriggle1

Pronunciation /ˈskrɪɡl/

noun

  • An irregular written or printed line or mark; a squiggle.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From scriggle.

Main meanings of scriggle in English

: scriggle1scriggle2

scriggle2

Pronunciation /ˈskrɪɡl/

verb

  • To wriggle; to struggle to move or escape. Also with adverbs, as about, away, through, etc. English regional (chiefly East Anglian) or informal in later use.

Origin

Early 18th century. Imitative of a wriggling movement, probably modelled on struggle and wriggle.