adjective shack·ly \-k(ə)lē\

Definition of shackly

  1. 1 chiefly dialectal :  rickety, ramshackle

  2. 2 chiefly dialectal :  loose-jointed, shambling

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Origin and Etymology of shackly

probably from English dialect shackle to shake, rattle (from English dialect shack to shake + English -le) + English -y — more at shack

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to criticize severely

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