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Emotionally uncontrolled or weird.‘you've been acting all wiggy’
- ‘You really can tell some pretty wiggy things from looking at someone's handwriting.’
- ‘I'm glad you stuck with me through the rocky bits yesterday… especially when my sister went all wiggy on me…’
- ‘Anyway my next wiggy encounter came at secondary school.’
- ‘The cousin that idolizes you and follows you around and gets you in trouble, the parent that goes through your computer and books and papers to find out what you're doing just to show in some weird and creepy and way wiggy way that they care.’
- ‘The folks who look like they do have other stuff to hide. You may be amazing, but you're not that unique when it comes to being wiggy about this stuff.’
1960s: from wig out (see wig).
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