Origin of erratic
Examples from the Web for erratically
She quits her job as governor—some might say erratically—and supporters applaud her courage.
It was too dark, and he was moving too rapidly and erratically, for anyone to take good aim.Two Daring Young Patriots|W. P. Shervill
The operation is so erratically conducted that it takes the most unremitting attention to follow it at all.The Life of the Spider|J. Henri Fabre
The breeze caught them and flung them about erratically, tossing one almost at his feet.A Voice in the Wilderness|Grace Livingston Hill
It has long been recognised that whenever woman does show a deviation from standards she is apt to deviate far and erratically.A Librarian's Open Shelf|Arthur E. Bostwick
Erratically she responded to their promptings, trying not to be ruffled, but she could not reveal her heart.The Key to the Bront Works|John Malham-Dembleby
British Dictionary definitions for erratically
Word Origin for erratic
Word Origin and History for erratically
late 14c., "wandering, moving," from Old French erratique (13c.) and directly from Latin erraticus "wandering, straying, roving," from erratum "an error, mistake, fault," past participle of errare "to wander, err" (see err). Sense of "irregular, eccentric" is attested by 1841. The noun is from 1620s, of persons; 1849, of boulders. Related: Erratically.