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1. turned or twisted toward one side;
- Example: "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
- Example: "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"
[syn: askew, awry(p), cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, skew-whiff]
2. inclined to shake as from weakness or defect;
- Example: "a rickety table"
- Example: "a wobbly chair with shaky legs"
- Example: "the ladder felt a little wobbly"
- Example: "the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky"
[syn: rickety, shaky, wobbly, wonky]
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
wonky /wong'kee/, adj. [from Australian slang] Yet another approximate synonym for broken. Specifically connotes a malfunction that produces behavior seen as crazy, humorous, or amusingly perverse. ?That was the day the printer's font logic went wonky and everybody's listings came out in Tengwar.? Also in wonked out. See funky, demented, bozotic.