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English definition of “wobbly”


adjective (MOVING)    /ˈwɒb.l̩.i/ US  /ˈwɑː.bl̩-/
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 .Shaking, swinging and vibrating
(Definition of wobbly adjective (MOVING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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