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verb (used without object),wob·bled, wob·bling.
  1. to incline to one side and to the other alternately, as a wheel, top, or other rotating body when not properly balanced.

  2. to move unsteadily from side to side: The table wobbled on its uneven legs.

  1. to show unsteadiness; tremble; quaver: His voice wobbled.

  2. to vacillate; waver.

verb (used with object),wob·bled, wob·bling.
  1. to cause to wobble.

  1. a wobbling movement.

Origin of wobble

1650–60; <Low German wabbeln; akin to Old Norse vafla to toddle, Middle High German wabelen to waver, Old English wæflian to speak incoherently

Other words from wobble

  • wobbler, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for wobble


/ (ˈwɒbəl) /

  1. (intr) to move, rock, or sway unsteadily

  2. (intr) to tremble or shake: her voice wobbled with emotion

  1. (intr) to vacillate with indecision

  2. (tr) to cause to wobble

  1. a wobbling movement, motion, or sound

Origin of wobble

C17: variant of wabble, from Low German wabbeln; related to Middle High German wabelen to waver
  • Also called: wabble

Derived forms of wobble

  • wobbler, noun

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