meaning of balky

balky meaning in General Dictionary

likely to balk as a balky horse

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  • stopping quick and refusing to take
  • Apt to balk; because, a balky horse.

balky meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1847, from balk (n.) + -y (2). Relevant: Balkily; balkiness.


balky meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Apt to balk; as, a balky horse.