adjective, won·ki·er, won·ki·est.
- shaky, groggy, or unsteady.
- unreliable; not trustworthy.
Examples from the Web for wonky
Much ink has been spilled over the wonky science and plot contrivances of Interstellar.‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing|Marlow Stern|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Justin Bieber This wonky first pitch offers further proof that Justin Bieber struggles with the definition of a straight line.
The store became famous for “wonky carrots”—the type often rejected by supermarkets on aesthetic grounds.
This could all change if Maryland decides to veer left and elect Heather Mizeur, a wonky, pro-pot married lesbian, as governor.Could a Pro-Pot Lesbian Become the Next Governor of Maryland?|Jim Newell|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He tends toward the wonky, goes heavy on historical references, and likes to quote folks like Montesquieu.
He straightened his back more, making it pop and gave her his devilish grin, the one where his wonky eyebrow went up and down.Makers|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for wonky
adjective -kier or -kiest British informal
Word Origin for wonky
Word Origin and History for wonky
"shaky, groggy, unstable," 1919, of unknown origin. Cf. German prefix wankel-, which has a similar sense. Or perhaps from surviving dialectal words based on Old English wancol "shaky, tottering" (see wench).