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English Idioms, 2. edition
wonky: dizzy confused, woozy after falling off the horse
wony: [from Australian slang] yet another approximate synonym for broken. Specifically connotes a
malfunction that produces behavior seen as crazy, humorous, or amusingly perverse.
wonk: an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively
Does any of this fit the context?
> Bruce Byfield wrote:
>> No matter what anybody thinks of the sample, this behavior seems wonky to
>> It's a little much to reject somebody on the basis of something that you
>> have to see.
> Since you brought it up, what exactly does "wonky" mean? Actually, I'm more interested in
"wonkish" which was a word Candy Crawley (CNN talking head) used to describe the last
presidential debate. I've also heard the term "policy wonk."
> M-W says this of wonk: nerd.
> and this of nerd: an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially : one
slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits
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