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wabbly

[wob-lee]
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adjective, wab·bli·er, wab·bli·est.
  1. wobbly.
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Related formswab·bli·ness, noun

wobbly

or wab·bly

[wob-lee]
adjective, wob·bli·er, wob·bli·est.
  1. shaky; unsteady.
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Origin of wobbly

First recorded in 1850–55; wobble + -y1
Related formswob·bli·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The Wabbly had paused only to create havoc, not to produce utter chaos.

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    Murray Leinster

  • Off in the woods to their right the Wabbly's noise grew louder as they overtook it.

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  • They were obviously designed to have some effect on the Wabbly.

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    Murray Leinster

  • As Sergeant Walpole saw the Wabbly, there was no sign of humanity anywhere about the thing.

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  • Like a searchlight, the power-beam swept the earth before the Wabbly.

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British Dictionary definitions for wabbly

wobbly

adjective -blier or -bliest
  1. unsteady
  2. trembling, shaking
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noun
  1. throw a wobbly slang to become suddenly very agitated or angry
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Derived Formswobbliness, noun

Wobbly

noun plural -blies
  1. a member of the Industrial Workers of the World
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Word Origin and History for wabbly

Wobbly

n.

1914, member of Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.). Probably some sort of elaboration of the W aspect of the acronym.

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