Definition of balky in English:

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balky

Pronunciation: /ˈbôkē/
(British also baulky)

adjective (balkier, balkiest)

chiefly US
Reluctant; uncooperative: he was trying to get his balky horse to move
More example sentences
  • The biggest obstacle that could keep Hernandez from finishing strong is a balky knee.
  • Unless these conditions were complied with, gravity served no better than a balky horse - it would not work at all…
  • Even the dean hollered ‘Rana’ when his machine was balky.

Words that rhyme with balky

chalky, corky, gawky, Gorky, Milwaukee, pawky, porky, talkie, walkie-talkie

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Syllabification: balk·y

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