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Wob·bly

 (wŏb′lē)
n. pl. Wob·blies
A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, a chiefly US labor organization dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism, active especially in the early 1900s.

[From I Wobbly Wobbly, humorous alteration of I(ndustrial) W(orkers of the) W(orld).]

wob·bly

 (wŏb′lē)
adj. wob·bli·er, wob·bli·est
Tending to wobble; unsteady.

wob′bli·ness n.

wobbly

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

Wobbly

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

Wob•bly

(ˈwɒb li)

n., pl. -blies.
a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.
[1910–15, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wobbly - a member of the Industrial Workers of the World
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions
Adj.1.wobbly - inclined to shake as from weakness or defect; "a rickety table"; "a wobbly chair with shaky legs"; "the ladder felt a little wobbly"; "the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"

wobbly

adjective
1. unstable, shaky, unsafe, uneven, teetering, unbalanced, tottering, rickety, unsteady, wonky (Brit. slang) I was sitting on a wobbly plastic chair.
2. unsteady, weak, unstable, shaky, quivery, all of a quiver (informal) His legs felt wobbly after the long flight.
3. shaky, unsteady, tremulous `I want to go home,' she said in a wobbly voice.

wobbly

adjective
1. Not physically steady or firm:
Translations
مُهْتَز، مُتَمايِل
ingó
óstöîugur, valtur
kolísavo
majav
sendeleyenyalpalayan

wobbly

[ˈwɒblɪ]
A. ADJ (wobblier (compar) (wobbliest (superl))) [chair, table] → cojo, que se tambalea; [tooth, wheel] → flojo, que se mueve; [cyclist] → inseguro; [voice, jelly] → temblón; [bottom, thighs] → flácido
his legs are a bit wobbly; he's a bit wobbly on his legstiene las piernas un poco flojas
she drew a wobbly linetrazó una línea irregular
B. N to throw a wobblyponerse histérico

wobbly

[ˈwɒbli] adj
[chair, table] → branlant(e); [teeth] → qui bouge; [jelly] → tremblant(e)
(= weak) [person] → chancelant(e); [legs] → flageolant(e)
to feel wobbly [person] → avoir les jambes flageolantes

wobbly

adj (+er)wackelig; voice, notes also, handzitterig, zitternd; jelly(sch)wabbelig; wheeleiernd; to be wobbly (inf, after illness) → wackelig auf den Beinen sein (inf); to feel wobblysich schwach fühlen, wackelig auf den Beinen sein (inf)
n (inf: = fit of rage) to throw a wobblyausrasten (inf), → einen Wutanfall bekommen

wobbly

[ˈwɒblɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (hand, voice) → tremante; (table, chair) → traballante; (object about to fall) → che oscilla pericolosamente; (wheel) → che ha troppo gioco
to feel wobbly (person) → sentirsi debole

wobble

(ˈwobl) verb
to rock unsteadily from side to side. The bicycle wobbled and the child fell off.
noun
a slight rocking, unsteady movement. This wheel has a bit of a wobble.
ˈwobbly adjective
ˈwobbliness noun
References in classic literature ?
Then I grasped the paddle, and with feverish haste urged the awkward, wobbly thing out upon the surface of the sea.
With a wrench I tore it loose, and standing upright in the wobbly log drove it with all the strength of my two arms straight into the gaping jaws of the hydrophidian.
The middle class is a wobbly little lamb between a lion and a tiger.
You gotta be up against the real thing, fightin' for life, round after round, with a husky you know ain't lost a thread of his silk yet--then, if you don't blow up, if your legs is steady, an' your heart ain't burstin', an' you ain't wobbly at all, an' no signs of queer street in your head--why, then you know you still got all your silk.
Crawling behind an infirm horse, a metropolitan hackney carriage drew up on wobbly wheels and with a maimed driver on the box.
Texas' `dress rehearsal' ended with Dusty Mangum sending a wobbly kick through the uprights as time expired to give the Longhorns a 38-37 victory over Michigan and their school its first-ever victory in a Bowl Championship Series game.
The only heart-lifting benefit of city centre makeover is a wobbly glass wall can't the Canadians do any better on that side of their continent?
THE days of wobbly chair and table legs could soon be over, thanks to inventor Andrew Gordon.
Countering sleek work by Jorge Pardo and Andrea Zittel, Cooper's work acts as a variation on the "pathetic aesthetic" for this art niche, substituting Magic Markers for paint and brushes and favoring slightly wobbly lines and angles.
Looks great on the table in its strange, wobbly way.
In a forty-minute version of Don Quixote, we get snappy glimpses of Kitri (Cassano) and Basil (Bocca); a flurry of folk dances and toreador processions; and, of course, the Grand Pas de Deux, displaying Bocca in particularly fine form, slamming into tight fifth positions from double tours and steadying a slightly wobbly Cassano.