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Definitions for wobbly
ˈwɒb liwob·b·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wobblyadjective

    a member of the Industrial Workers of the World

  2. rickety, shaky, wobbly, wonkyadjective

    inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

    "a rickety table"; "a wobbly chair with shaky legs"; "the ladder felt a little wobbly"; "the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky"

Wiktionary

  1. wobblynoun

    A wobbler; a fit of rage.

  2. wobblyadjective

    unsteady and tending to wobble

  3. Wobblynoun

    A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, a militant, radical labor union.

Wikipedia

  1. wobbly

    The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), members of which are commonly termed "Wobblies", is an international labor union that was founded in Chicago in 1905. The origin of the nickname "Wobblies" is uncertain. IWW ideology combines general unionism with industrial unionism, as it is a general union, subdivided between the various industries which employ its members. The philosophy and tactics of the IWW are described as "revolutionary industrial unionism", with ties to socialist, syndicalist, and anarchist labor movements. In the 1910s and early 1920s, the IWW achieved many of their short-term goals, particularly in the American West, and cut across traditional guild and union lines to organize workers in a variety of trades and industries. At their peak in August 1917, IWW membership was estimated at more than 150,000, with active wings in the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia. The extremely high rate of IWW membership turnover during this era (estimated at 133% per decade) makes it difficult for historians to state membership totals with any certainty, as workers tended to join the IWW in large numbers for relatively short periods (e.g., during labor strikes and periods of generalized economic distress).Membership declined dramatically in the late 1910s and 1920s. There were conflicts with other labor groups, particularly the American Federation of Labor (AFL), which regarded the IWW as too radical, while the IWW regarded the AFL as too conservative and opposed their decision to divide workers on the basis of their crafts. Membership also declined due to government crackdowns on radical, anarchist, and socialist groups during the First Red Scare after World War I. In Canada the IWW was outlawed by the federal government by an Order in Council on September 24, 1918.Probably the most decisive factor in the decline in IWW membership and influence was a 1924 schism in the organization, from which the IWW never fully recovered.The IWW promotes the concept of "One Big Union", and contends that all workers should be united as a social class to supplant capitalism and wage labor with industrial democracy. It is known for the Wobbly Shop model of workplace democracy, in which workers elect their own managers and other forms of grassroots democracy (self-management) are implemented. The IWW does not require its members to work in a represented workplace, neither does it exclude membership in another labor union.

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  1. wobbly

    Wobbly is an adjective describing something that is unstable, unsteady, shaky, or tends to move from side to side or up and down in an uncontrolled way. It can also describe uncertainty or inconsistency in a person's actions, thoughts, or emotions.

Wikidata

  1. Wobbly

    Wobbly is the moniker of Jon Leidecker a San Francisco based musician/composer of experimental electronic music. He has released works on Tigerbeat6, Illegal Art, Alku, Phthalo, and others. He has been producing music since 1987 and ongoing studio and live projects involve collaborations with People Like Us, Thomas Dimuzio, Kevin Blechdom, Tim Perkis, Matmos and The Weatherman of Negativland. He is also a member of the Chopping Channel and Sagan. In 2002, Leidecker was responsible for the first montage and final cleanup of the Keep the Dog album, That House We Lived In.

Anagrams for wobbly »

  1. blow-by

  2. blowby

  3. by-blow

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wobbly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wobbly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of wobbly in a Sentence

  1. Henrik Stenson:

    First day in particular I played really, really solid. Yesterday was a little bit more of a grind, and then today, we played pretty good for the most round. It was a little bit wobbly coming home, but we'll take it in the end.

  2. Patrick Murphy:

    Those conductors and the one woman who works in the café car for Amtrak, they got pretty banged up, both were pretty wobbly but their first and immediate course of action was to make sure the people were OK.

  3. Christine Craik:

    We both had so much fun laughing at my lack of skill and wobbly sprints down the ice.

  4. Alan Alexander Milne:

    My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.

  5. Brock Silvers:

    Exploding marketing expense is consuming the company, investors are rejecting management's explanation of rising costs as mere investment, and instead see a possible wobbly business model in competition with larger, better funded rivals.

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