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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
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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.
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.
The middle class is a wobbly little lamb between a lion and a tiger.
Human: Fall Flat fits this bill as you guide your wobbly, unresponsive character through doors, ledges and buttons while trying to stay upright - and not throw the controller at the TV after you slip off another building.
This week I shared my stretch marks, scars and wobbly bits on Instagram to show that I've embraced my imperfections, leaving me to focus on what's really important - living life to the full and being happy.
As she returned to the airwaves, Ball said she was glad to be back but told her listeners she was "a little wobbly of knee".
A wobbly path contributes to more volatile weather patterns, warm days followed by very cold ones, and the patterns will disrupt agriculture and travel.
The site's wobbly bridge had already fallen victim to the flooding which followed Storm Desmond, producing the highest river levels ever recorded.
The duo formed their own production company, Wobbly Dog, in order to present their Late Loves concert at various venues throughout the UK.
It firms your skin, and makes wobbly bits look a bit less, well, wobbly, with its instant blurring effect.