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Origin of quaky

First recorded in 1860–65; quake + -y1
Related formsquak·i·ly, adverbquak·i·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of quaky

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

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • Quaky about tomorrow; sermon unprepared; meant to have had afternoon to self, but quite impossible.

  • An Odic Force, as the present quaky period calls it, permeated doubtless from the Master hand.


    R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for quaky


adjective quakier or quakiest
  1. inclined to quake; shaky; tremulous
Derived Formsquakily, adverbquakiness, noun
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