adjective won·ky \ˈwäŋ-kē\

Definition of WONKY

British :  unsteady, shaky
chiefly British :  awry, wrong

Examples of WONKY

  1. a wonky bureaucrat in the State Department
  2. She enjoys reading about tax law and other wonky stuff.
  3. He has a wonky knee.

Origin of WONKY

probably alteration of English dialect wankle, from Middle English wankel, from Old English wancol; akin to Old High German wankōn to totter — more at wench
First Known Use: 1918

Rhymes with WONKY


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