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English definition of “wobbly”

wobbly

adjective uk   /ˈwɒb.l̩.i/ us    /ˈwɑː.bl̩-/

wobbly adjective (MOVING)

likely to wobble: a wobbly ladder/table I've been in bed with flu and my legs are still feeling all wobbly. "Look, I've got a wobbly tooth," said my little daughter, proudly.humorous I'm trying to tone up my wobbly bits (= fat areas of the body) generally.

wobbly adjective (NOT CERTAIN)

informal uncertain what to do or changing repeatedly between two opinions: Last week I felt sure I was doing the right thing but I've started to feel a bit wobbly about it.

wobbly

noun uk   /ˈwɒb.l̩.i/ us    /ˈwɑː.bl̩-/ UK informal
throw a wobbly to become extremely angry and upset: My parents threw a wobbly when they found out I'd had a party while they were away.
(Definition of wobbly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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