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quaky

[ kwey-kee ]
/ ˈkweɪ ki /
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adjective, quak·i·er, quak·i·est.

tending to quake; shaky or tremulous.

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Origin of quaky

First recorded in 1860–65; quake + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM quaky

quak·i·ly, adverbquak·i·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for quaky

  • Presently I saw someone coming towards me mounted on a jolly fine horse, and I felt quaky from my hat right down to my boots.

    The Adventurous Seven|Bessie Marchant
  • Quaky about tomorrow; sermon unprepared; meant to have had afternoon to self, but quite impossible.

  • "Like treading among the stars," he said, with a quaky laugh.

    Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence
  • 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 or quakiest

inclined to quake; shaky; tremulous

Derived forms of quaky

quakily, adverbquakiness, noun
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