quaky


quaky

quaky [kwey-kee] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for quaky on Thesaurus.com adjective, quak·i·er, quak·i·est.

  1. 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.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • Quaky about tomorrow; sermon unprepared; meant to have had afternoon to self, but quite impossible.

    Woman’s Endurance

    A.D.L.

  • An Odic Force, as the present quaky period calls it, permeated doubtless from the Master hand.

    Perlycross

    R. D. Blackmore

  • British Dictionary definitions for quaky quaky adjective quakier or quakiest

    1. inclined to quake; shaky; tremulous

    Derived Formsquakily, adverbquakiness, noun

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