1. terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
Derivationally related forms: ↑crawl (for: ↑crawler), ↑wiggle
Hypernyms: ↑oligochaete, ↑oligochaete worm
Member Holonyms: ↑Oligochaeta, ↑class Oligochaeta
2. one who can't stay still (especially a child)

the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips

Syn: ↑wriggler, ↑squirmer
Derivationally related forms: ↑squirm (for: ↑squirmer), ↑wriggle (for: ↑wriggler), ↑wiggle
Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul
3. larva of a mosquito
Syn: ↑wriggler
Derivationally related forms: ↑wiggle
Hypernyms: ↑larva
Member Holonyms: ↑Culicidae, ↑family Culicidae

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