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quaky

[kwey-kee] /ˈkweɪ ki/
adjective, quakier, quakiest.
1.
tending to quake; shaky or tremulous.
Origin of quaky
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; quake + -y1
Related forms
quakily, adverb
quakiness, noun
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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

/ˈkweɪkɪ/
adjective quakier, quakiest
1.
inclined to quake; shaky; tremulous
Derived Forms
quakily, adverb
quakiness, noun
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