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1. The larva of a mosquito.
2. One that wriggles or squirms.
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(ˈrɪg lər)

1. a person or thing that wriggles.
2. Also called wiggler. the larva of a mosquito.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wriggler - one who can't stay still (especially a child)wriggler - one who can't stay still (especially a child); "the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.wriggler - larva of a mosquitowriggler - larva of a mosquito      
larva - the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
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(ˈrigl) verb
to twist to and fro. The child kept wriggling in his seat; How are you going to wriggle out of this awkward situation?
a wriggling movement.
ˈwriggler noun
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