- to incline to one side and to the other alternately, as a wheel, top, or other rotating body when not properly balanced.
- to move unsteadily from side to side: The table wobbled on its uneven legs.
- to show unsteadiness; tremble; quaver: His voice wobbled.
- to vacillate; waver.
- to cause to wobble.
- a wobbling movement.
Origin of wobble
Examples from the Web for wobbler
Historical Examples of wobbler
So the departure of Mr Wobbler did not keep him away, and he went to the yard as much as ever.
Wobbler, a foot soldier, a term of contempt used by cavalrymen.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
I've loved that boy and he's far too good and fine for a wobbler like yourself.The Duchess of Wrexe
Mr Wobbler recovered his equanimity, and affably condescended to apologise for his remarks.
The mere learning to box, and the necessary association with a man like Wobbler, would not have done the boys much harm of itself.
- (intr) to move, rock, or sway unsteadily
- (intr) to tremble or shakeher voice wobbled with emotion
- (intr) to vacillate with indecision
- (tr) to cause to wobble
- a wobbling movement, motion, or sound
Word Origin for wobble
1650s, probably from Low German wabbeln "to wobble;" cognate with Old Norse vafla "hover about, totter," related to vafra "move unsteadily," from Proto-Germanic *wab- "to move back and forth" (see waver). The noun is attested from 1690s.
- A movement or rotation with an uneven or rocking motion or an unsteady motion from side to side.
- The ability of one tRNA anticodon to recognize two mRNA codons, as in the third base of a tRNA anticodon pairing with any of a variety of bases that occupy the third position of different mRNA codons instead of pairing according to base pairing rules.