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wobbly

[wob-lee] /ˈwɒb li/
adjective, wobblier, wobbliest.
1.
shaky; unsteady.
Also, wabbly.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; wobble + -y1
Related forms
wobbliness, noun

Wobbly

[wob-lee] /ˈwɒb li/
noun, plural Wobblies.
1.
a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.
Origin
1910-15, Americanism; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for wobbly

wobbly

/ˈwɒblɪ/
adjective -blier, -bliest
1.
unsteady
2.
trembling, shaking
noun
3.
(slang) throw a wobbly, to become suddenly very agitated or angry
Derived Forms
wobbliness, noun

Wobbly

/ˈwɒblɪ/
noun (pl) -blies
1.
a member of the Industrial Workers of the World
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Word Origin and History for wobbly

Wobbly

n.

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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