Wobbly definition

wŏblē
Tending to wobble; unsteady.
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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.
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(US, labor union) Alternative spelling of Wobbly.
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Inclined to wobble; shaky.
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(UK, slang) A wobbler; a fit of rage.
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A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, a militant, radical labor union. [from 20th c.]
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(informal, former) A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, an international, revolutionary industrial union founded in Chicago in 1905
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wobbly
Plural:
wobblies

Adjective

Base Form:
wobbly
Comparative:
wobblier
Superlative:
wobbliest

Origin of wobbly

  • From I Wobbly Wobbly humorous alteration of I(ndustrial) W(orkers of the) W(orld)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown.

    From Wiktionary