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wobbly

or wab·bly

[ wob-lee ]
/ ˈwɒb li /
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adjective, wob·bli·er, wob·bli·est.

shaky; unsteady.

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Origin of wobbly

First recorded in 1850–55; wobble + -y1
wob·bli·ness, noun

Definition for wobbly (2 of 2)

Wobbly
[ wob-lee ]
/ ˈwɒb li /

noun, plural Wob·blies.

a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Origin of Wobbly

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for wobbly (1 of 2)

wobbly
/ (ˈwɒblɪ) /

adjective -blier or -bliest

unsteady
trembling, shaking

noun

throw a wobbly slang to become suddenly very agitated or angry
wobbliness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for wobbly (2 of 2)

Wobbly
/ (ˈwɒblɪ) /

noun plural -blies

a member of the Industrial Workers of the World
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