- shaky; unsteady.
Origin of wobbly
- a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.
Origin of Wobbly
Examples from the Web for wobbly
At times he was wobbly about whether he really had enough sources to support what his instinct told him was the truth.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine
August 25, 2014
That month, he was one of just 23 House members to vote against a $1 billion aid package to the wobbly Ukrainian government.Meet The Putin-Loving Congressman Who’s Worried About Fluoride In Our Drinking Water
July 20, 2014
I have a wobbly desk that I put together poorly about three moves ago, and which is now being held together with gum and string.Gillian Flynn: How I Write
November 21, 2012
They understand very well how precarious their majority is, and how wobbly are its intellectual foundations.A Slender Silver Lining on the Montana Decision
June 25, 2012
“I want to go to Dave,” Tania said, her voice thin and wobbly.Inside Tania Head’s Terrible 9/11 Lie: ‘The Woman Who Wasn’t There’
Robin Gaby Fisher, Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.
April 6, 2012
Nor was there gelatine in stock, with which to make a gay-colored, wobbly jelly.The Rich Little Poor Boy
"Go on explaining," said Margery, rocking herself in the now wobbly chair.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
But the trip's just as wobbly as ever for me, riding up here on your shoulder.Starman's Quest
Good-night, said I, going to him to take his hand, for he was too wobbly to have met me halfway.
He felt sick and weak, as helpless as a blind and wobbly pup.The Fighting Edge
William MacLeod Raine
- trembling, shaking
- throw a wobbly slang to become suddenly very agitated or angry
- a member of the Industrial Workers of the World
Word Origin and History for wobbly
1914, member of Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.). Probably some sort of elaboration of the W aspect of the acronym.