Definition of wibble in English:
verb[no object] British informal
- A cyclist, feet bound to the pedals in special shoes, falling over at the traffic lights after wibbling and wobbling on the spot, waiting for the lights to change.
- I, of course, had a distinct disadvantage because even though I could wibble and wobble the pole he could just as easily jut and jab at me, scoring points.
- Jane wibbled anxiously in her wheelchair, which creaked ominously underneath her bulk.
2Speak or write, especially at great length.
- One minute and two seconds of Mrs. Lennon wibbling away about her fragile state of mind.
- Funnily enough, I've wondered for a few weeks about what to do with the election on here, and nothing ever seems particularly satisfactory, so I've opted just to carry on wibbling away about anything regardless.
- Some fanatical moron is wibbling on about something hopelessly biased, and hopelessly wrong.
late 19th century: independent usage of the first element of the reduplication wibble-wobble.
- Example sentences
- So the wibbly studio effects and skewed instrumentation used to paper over the cracks last time round haven't been abandoned, and now they're employed with a verve and confidence that resonates throughout the album right from the get-go.
- We all walk the wibbly wobbly walk, and we all talk the wibbly wobbly talk.
- Draped over some wibbly synths and pounding piano chords, we're somewhat thankful it doesn't last more than ninety seconds.
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