[ wob-uhl ]
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verb (used with or without object),wab·bled, wab·bling.

Other words from wabble

  • wabbler, noun
  • wab·bling·ly, adverb

Words Nearby wabble

Other definitions for wabble (2 of 2)

[ wob-uhl ]

  1. the larva of a botfly, Cuterebra emasculator, that infests squirrels and other rodents, rendering the males sterile.

Origin of wabble

Variant of warble2

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How to use wabble in a sentence

  • The least "wabble" might cause the current to strike her on the side, and send her over on her beam ends in the vortex below us.

    Up the River | Oliver Optic
  • The rifle trembles slightly, and the sights seem to wabble and move over the target.

  • I have to wabble round and be a little of everything, and change sudden, too.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 1. | Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • Farm stones often are neglected until they wabble so badly that it is difficult to grind any tool to an edge.

    Farm Mechanics | Herbert A. Shearer
  • The reptile gave a wabble, expressive of lazy surprise, and sank slowly back into the slimy water.

    The Red Eric | R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for wabble


/ (ˈwɒbəl) /

verb, noun
  1. a variant spelling of wobble

Derived forms of wabble

  • wabbler, noun
  • wabbly, adjective

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