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wonky

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adjective won·ky \ˈwäŋ-kē\

Definition of wonky

won·ki·erwon·ki·est

  1. 1 British :  unsteady, shaky

  2. 2 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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