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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
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