Definition of bockety in English:


Line breaks: bock|ety
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒkɪti


Unsteady; wobbly: the bockety wheelchair trundled off down the street
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  • I was soon distracted by our bockety table which was rattling like a ticker tape machine in preparation for a victory parade.
  • It's probably propping up some old book shelf or bockety table somewhere.
  • Levon played the drums for a set, looking like he was riding a bockety bicycle the whole time, singing like he was in church and the cathouse simultaneously, and put them all in the shade.


late 19th century: from Irish bacach 'lame'.

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