In Irishspeak, a euphemism for sex: "fancy a wriggle Pete?"

This piece of slang taught to me by my ex-girlfriend, and remembering it makes me painfully nostalgic.

Wrig"gle (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wriggled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wriggling (?).] [Freq. of wrig, probably from OE. wrikken to move to and fro; cf. LG. wriggeln, D. wrikken, Sw. vricka, Dan. vrikke.]

To move the body to and fro with short, writhing motions, like a worm; to squirm; to twist uneasily or quickly about.

Both he and successors would often wriggle in their seats, as long as the cushion lasted. Swift.


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Wrig"gle, v. t.

To move with short, quick contortions; to move by twisting and squirming; like a worm.

Covetousness will wriggle itself out at a small hole. Fuller.

Wriggling his body to recover His seat, and cast his right leg over. Hudibras.


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Wrig"gle, a.

Wriggling; frisky; pliant; flexible.

[Obs.] "Their wriggle tails."



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Wrig"gle, n.

Act of wriggling; a short or quick writhing motion or contortion.


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