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Meaning of "wonky" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WONKY

Variant of dialect wanky, from Old English wancol.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WONKY

wonky  [ˈwɒŋkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WONKY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wonky is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WONKY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wonky

Wonky may refer to: ▪ Wonky, a tendency to use mid-range unstable synths, complex and unusual time signatures that appeared before summer 2008 ▪ Wonky, a 2012 album by Orbital ▪ Wonky pop, a loose grouping of musical acts that played what the BBC called "quirky, catchy and credible pop"...

Definition of wonky in the English dictionary

The first definition of wonky in the dictionary is shaky or unsteady. Other definition of wonky is not in correct alignment; askew. Wonky is also liable to break down or develop a fault.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WONKY


chunky
ˈtʃʌŋkɪ
conky
ˈkɒŋkɪ
donkey
ˈdɒŋkɪ
funky
ˈfʌŋkɪ
Helsinki
ˈhɛlsɪŋkɪ
honkie
ˈhɒŋkɪ
honky
ˈhɒŋkɪ
hunky
ˈhʌŋkɪ
junkie
ˈdʒʌŋkɪ
junky
ˈdʒʌŋkɪ
kinky
ˈkɪŋkɪ
linky
ˈlɪŋkɪ
Maconchy
məˈkɒŋkɪ
monkey
ˈmʌŋkɪ
pinkie
ˈpɪŋkɪ
pinky
ˈpɪŋkɪ
shonky
ˈʃɒŋkɪ
stinky
ˈstɪŋkɪ
tanky
ˈtæŋkɪ
Yankee
ˈjæŋkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WONKY

wonderstruck
wonderwork
wondrous
wondrously
wondrousness
wonga
wonga pigeon
wonga-wonga
wongi
wonk
wonkier
wonkiest
wonned
wonner
wonning
wont
wonted
wontedly
wontedness
wontless

WORDS THAT END LIKE WONKY

blanky
branky
chinky
clanky
clunky
cranky
dinky
flunky
gunky
hanky
hanky-panky
inky
lanky
manky
punky
skanky
skunky
spunky
swanky
wanky

Synonyms and antonyms of wonky in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WONKY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wonky» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wonky

Translation of «wonky» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WONKY

Find out the translation of wonky to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wonky from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wonky» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

靠不住的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

wonky
570 millions of speakers

English

wonky
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

wonky
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متزعزع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шаткий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vacilante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নড়বড়ে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bancal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wonky
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wackelig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グラグラする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

흔들 흔들
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wonky
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rung rinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நம்பப்படாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विजयी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sakat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

traballante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wonky
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хиткий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

subred
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξεχαρβαλωμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onstabiel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

wonky
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

wonky
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wonky

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WONKY»

The term «wonky» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.177 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WONKY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wonky» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wonky» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wonky

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WONKY»

Discover the use of wonky in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wonky and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Wonky Donkey
While walking down the road, the narrator sees a donkey that he shares more about as the story progresses.
Craig Smith, 2010
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Mercy Watson: Something Wonky this Way Comes
When Mr. and Mrs. Watson and their pig Mercy take in a movie at the Bijou Drive-In, mayhem ensues after Mercy smells the enticing scent of hot buttered popcorn.
Kate DiCamillo, 2009
3
Wonky One-Block Quilts: Simple Techniques, Dramatic Results
8 projects use a simple rotary cutting technique to make traditional large quilt blocks just wonky enough.
Marlouse Carter, 2011
4
Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy, and Urban ...
In PerverseCities, Pamela Blais argues that flawed public policies andmis-pricing create hidden, “perverse” subsidies andincentives that promote sprawl while discouraging more efficient andsustainable urban forms – clearly not what ...
Pamela Blais, 2011
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Kooky Klonky and Her Wonky Donkey
An enchanting tale of a very odd little girl and her most curious way of obtaining everlasting friends. This book is not for young children as it contains scenes of violence. PG14
‎2012
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Wonky Donkey
Funny, but sad too, a genuinely moving story of one donkey's epic struggles from the team that created The Dog That Dug, The Cat That Scratched and The Duck That Had No Luck.
Jonathan Long, Korky Paul, 2000
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Sir Bigwart: Knight of the Wonky Table
When King Eggnog rashly offers the hand of his daughter Princess Miranda in marriage, Sir Bigwart sets out on a daring quest with his faithful squire Toby in tow.
Alan MacDonald, 2012
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Something Wonky This Way Comes
Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the drive-in. But not the Watsons, who think the movie's title, "When Pigs Fly," is inspirational. And not Mercy Watson, who is inspired by the smell of popcorn. Full color.
Kate DiCamillo, 2011
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Honky the Frog: and the Friends of Wonky Pond
‘Welcome to Wonky Pond. The home of Honky, the one and only honking frog! Join him and his friends as he takes on each day with smile and a honk one little adventure at a time.’
M.L Wright, 2013
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The Wonky Witch
"I Don't Have Time for This" is a book every cancer patient should want to read to assure themselves that life can be just as happy and fulfilling even after the diagnosis.
Becky Titelman, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WONKY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wonky is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wonky road markings in Glasgow suburb dubbed 'the worst in the UK'
Motorists are being driven round the bend by a set of wonky road markings dubbed the 'worst in the UK'. The wobbly lines have led to residents in Cambuslang, ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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The best thing since sliced bread? Dad's complaint over 'wonky' loaf …
A spokesman added: "A customer of our Killingworth store, David Walker, bought a wonky loaf and took to social media to remonstrate in a very humorous way. «Express.co.uk, Jun 15»
3
GRAPHIC CONTENT: Surgery horror left woman with wonky boobs …
But the 42-year-old was left with wonky boobs after the surgery went wrong. However, when Dawn flew back to Poland to complain about the botched boob job ... «Daily Star, May 15»
4
Wonky woolies hat gift for princess
"We also want to make sure that Princess Charlotte is kept warm in her early years and will be sending a lovely personalised hat from Wonky Woolies. Being in ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
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Slackbot Bot Turns A Roomba And A Tornado Siren Into A Wonky
Roombas are great. I mean, sure, sometimes it'll choke on a sock. And yeah, some times you'll find it having a panic attack under your dining room table, ... «TechCrunch, Jan 15»
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Asda to trial "wonky" fruit and veg at reduced prices
"If it's a success, there could be an opportunity to expand the trial across other fresh produce lines, offering customers more choice and value with the wonky ... «Horticulture Week, Jan 15»
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Asda launches 'wonky veg' range to tackle food waste
Our growers are savvy and already use a large percentage of this 'wonky' crop for things like ready meals and juicing but we saw an opportunity to extend this ... «edie.net, Jan 15»
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Jamie Oliver show prompts Asda to sell cheap 'wonky' veg
It said 65 per cent would be open to buying misshapen fruit or veg if it was good quality, and that three-quarters of shoppers would opt for wonky produce if it was ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jan 15»
9
Raptors' Amir Johnson rolling with wonky ankles
BURNABY, B.C. — Amir Johnson avoided the surgeon's knife or any invasive procedures this summer, but a man who is literally a step away from a rolled ankle ... «Toronto Sun, Oct 14»
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Tesco trialling sale of 'Wonky Veg' in effort to reduce food waste
Tesco is to sell vegetables classified as an irregular shape or size, marketing them as 'Wonky Veg', in an effort to support Irish growers and reduce waste. «Businessandleadership.com, Sep 14»

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