n. pl. Wob·blies
A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, a chiefly US labor organization dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism, active especially in the early 1900s.
[From I Wobbly Wobbly, humorous alteration of I(ndustrial) W(orkers of the) W(orld).]
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