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English definition of “wonky”

wonky

adjective uk   /ˈwɒŋ.ki/ us    /ˈwɑːŋ-/
UK informal weak, unsatisfactory, or not firm: One of the legs on this chair is a bit wonky. He may have to stop playing cricket because of his wonky knee. The jury system may be a bit wonky but nobody's ever thought of anything better. informal not straight or level: wonky teeth a wonky picture I don't enjoy those programmes with wonky camera angles and pop music.
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