quaky [kwey-kee] ExamplesWord Originadjective, quak·i·er, quak·i·est.
- tending to quake; shaky or tremulous.
Origin of quaky First recorded in 1860–65; quake + -y1 Related formsquak·i·ly, adverbquak·i·ness, noun Related Words for quaky aquiver, quivering, quivery, shaky, shivery, tremulant, twittery, wobbly, palpitating, quavering, shivering, trembling Examples from the Web for quaky Historical Examples of quaky
“Like treading among the stars,” he said, with a quaky laugh.
David Herbert Lawrence
Quaky about tomorrow; sermon unprepared; meant to have had afternoon to self, but quite impossible.
An Odic Force, as the present quaky period calls it, permeated doubtless from the Master hand.
R. D. Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for quaky quaky adjective quakier or quakiest
- inclined to quake; shaky; tremulous
Derived Formsquakily, adverbquakiness, noun