Meaning of “wonky” in the English Dictionary

"wonky" in British English

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uk /ˈwɒŋ.ki/ us /ˈwɑːŋ.ki/

wonky adjective (NOT FIRM/LEVEL)

mainly UK informal weak, unsatisfactory, or not firm:

One of the legs on this chair is a bit wonky.
He may have to stop playing tennis because of his wonky knee.
The jury system may be a bit wonky but nobody's ever thought of anything better.

mainly UK informal not straight or level:

wonky teeth
a wonky picture
I don't enjoy those programmes with wonky camera angles and pop music.

wonky adjective (DETAILED)

US knowing, or showing that you know, a lot of details about something, especially politics or science:

He gave a wonky speech about climate change.

(Definition of “wonky” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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