wobbly

[wob-lee]
adjective, wobblier, wobbliest.
shaky; unsteady.
Also, wabbly.


Origin:
1850–55; wobble + -y1

wobbliness, noun
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Wobbly

[wob-lee]
noun, plural Wobblies.
a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; of uncertain origin

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wobbly (ˈwɒblɪ)
 
adj , -blier, -bliest
1.  unsteady
2.  trembling, shaking
 
n
3.  slang throw a wobbly to become suddenly very agitated or angry
 
'wobbliness
 
n

Wobbly (ˈwɒblɪ)
 
n , pl -blies
a member of the Industrial Workers of the World

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Wobbly
1914, member of Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.). Probably some sort of elaboration of the W aspect of the acronym.
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