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wonky

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adjective \ˈwäŋ-kē\

Definition of wonky

wonkier

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wonkiest

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  1. :  characteristic of, relating to, or suggestive of a wonk : such asa :  preoccupied with arcane details or procedures in a specialized field <She can get wonky about the economy when she wants to, but what sets her apart is her ability to tell a coherent, populist story about it in a way that other members of her party are either unwilling or unable to do. — Rebecca Traister>b :  used by or appealing to wonks < … one of those politicians who actually find pleasure in the often-wonky details of public policy. — John Powers>

wonkiness

noun

1978

First Known Use of wonky

1978


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wonky

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adjective won·ky \ˈwäŋ-kē\

Definition of wonky

wonkier

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wonkiest

  1. 1 British :  unsteady, shaky

  2. 2 chiefly British :  awry, wrong

Origin and Etymology 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


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