Of, having to do with, or like a wonk.
Other Word Forms of Wonky
Origin of Wonky
From English dialectal wanky, alteration of Middle English wankel (“unstable, shaky"), from Old English wancol (“unstable"), from Proto-Germanic *wankulaz (“swaying, shaky, unstable"), from Proto-Germanic *wankōnÄ… (“to sway, be unsteady"), from Proto-Indo-European *wa(n)k-, *wek-, *wag-, *weg- (“to swing, be unsteady, slant, be crooked"). Cognate with Scots wankle (“wonky"), Dutch wankel (“shaky"), German Wankelmut (“fickleness, inconstancy, vacillation"), Danish vanke (“to wander"). See also wankle.
Probably alteration of dialectal wanky alteration of wankle from Middle English wankel from Old English wancol unsteady
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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