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[wob-uh l] /ˈwɒb əl/
verb (used with or without object), wabbled, wabbling.
Related forms
wabbler, noun
wabblingly, adverb


[wob-uh l] /ˈwɒb əl/
the larva of a botfly, Cuterebra emasculator, that infests squirrels and other rodents, rendering the males sterile.
Origin of wabble2
variant of warble2 Unabridged
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  • Farm stones often are neglected until they wabble so badly that it is difficult to grind any tool to an edge.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • Well, I like your nerve to come here with that kind of wabble.

    The Place of Honeymoons Harold MacGrath
  • He did not nod now, for, lying down as he was, his head could not shake and wabble.

  • Our Ex-President, however, has ceased apparently to "wabble."

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • The least "wabble" might cause the current to strike her on the side, and send her over on her beam ends in the vortex below us.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • A man can tell only so much truth; then he begins to wabble.

    Goat-Feathers Ellis Parker Butler
  • If the false body is not made hard enough, the leg-wires can not be firmly fastened, and the bird will "wabble."

  • One stroke with the bow, and all the people began to wabble.

  • I have to wabble round and be a little of everything, and change sudden, too.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 1. Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • The hunchback watched the yellow disk turn and flit and wabble on its base and flutter down with its tingling reverberations.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square Melville Davisson Post
British Dictionary definitions for wabble


verb, noun
a variant spelling of wobble
Derived Forms
wabbler, noun
wabbly, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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