adjective wan·kle \ˈwaŋkəl\

Definition of wankle

  1. 1 chiefly dialectal :  unsteady, unstable; also :  fickle, irresolute

  2. 2 chiefly dialectal :  sickly, feeble

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Origin and Etymology of wankle

Middle English wankel, wankill, from Old English wancol; akin to Old High German wanchal unsteady, wankōn, wanchōn to stagger, sway — more at wink

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to cast off or become cast off

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