Definition of Wobblies in English:


Syllabification: Wob·blies
Pronunciation: /ˈwäblēz


popular name for members of Industrial Workers of the World.
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  • But the Wobblies' combination of grassroots democracy, direct action and visionary politics is a reminder of the limitations of the current debate.
  • Meetings of the local peace coalition include members of the Green Party, Wobblies, university professors, and die-hard Republican churchgoers.
  • I do not think it is a coincidence that popular music has been an important part of almost every radical movement in American history from the Wobblies to Anti-Globalization.


early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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