Definition of piggle in US English:

piggle

verb

English Regional, US, East Asian
  • 1with object To fiddle or toy with; to niggle or worry at.

  • 2with object Literal. To uproot; to pick or scrape at, especially with a pointed instrument or with the fingers.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joanna Baillie (1762–1851), playwright and poet. Origin uncertain; perhaps alteration of niggle, or perhaps compare piddle and pickle.

Pronunciation

piggle

/ˈpɪɡl/