- shaky or unsteady
- not in correct alignment; askew
- liable to break down or develop a fault
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- British Terms
- shaky, groggy, or unsteady.
- Slang Termsstupid;
- 1920–25; perh. variant of dialect, dialectal wanky, equivalent. to wank(le) (Middle English wankel, Old English wancol; see wench) + -y1; def. 1 probably represents a different word (see wonk)