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quaky

[kwey-kee]
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adjective, quak·i·er, quak·i·est.
  1. tending to quake; shaky or tremulous.
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Origin of quaky

First recorded in 1860–65; quake + -y1
Related formsquak·i·ly, adverbquak·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for quaky

Historical Examples

  • "Like treading among the stars," he said, with a quaky laugh.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • Quaky about tomorrow; sermon unprepared; meant to have had afternoon to self, but quite impossible.

  • An Odic Force, as the present quaky period calls it, permeated doubtless from the Master hand.

    Perlycross

    R. D. Blackmore


British Dictionary definitions for quaky

quaky

adjective quakier or quakiest
  1. inclined to quake; shaky; tremulous
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Derived Formsquakily, adverbquakiness, noun
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