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wobble

verb wob·ble \ˈwä-bəl\

Simple Definition of wobble

  • : to move with an unsteady side-to-side motion

  • : to be or become unsteady or unsure

Full Definition of wobble

wob·bled also wab·bledwob·blingplay also wab·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to move or proceed with an irregular rocking or staggering motion or unsteadily and clumsily from side to side b :  tremble, quaver

  3. 2 :  waver, vacillate

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to wobble

wob·blerplay also wab·bler \-b(ə-)lər\ noun
wob·bli·nessplay also wab·bli·ness \ˈwä-blē-nəs\ noun
wob·blyplay also wab·bly \ˈwä-b(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of wobble

  1. The vase wobbled but didn't fall over.

  2. The boy was wobbling along on his bicycle.

  3. The table wobbles a little.

  4. They have been wobbling in their support of the president's policies.



Variants of wobble

also wab·ble \ˈwä-bəl\

Origin of wobble

probably from Low German wabbeln; akin to Old English wǣfre restless — more at waver


First Known Use: 1657

Rhymes with wobble


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wobble

noun wob·ble

Definition of wobble

  1. 1 a :  a hobbling or rocking unequal motion (as of a wheel unevenly mounted) b :  an uncertainly directed movement

  2. 2 :  an intermittent variation (as in volume of sound)



1699

First Known Use of wobble

1699

Variants of wobble

also wabble

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