What does the word balky mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Disposed to balk.

Usage examples for balky

  1. Taunts are allowable in the case of an obstinate husband: balky horses may best be made to go by having their ears bitten. – A Cynic Looks at Life Little Blue Book #1099 by Ambrose Bierce
  2. He made a gesture with one soiled hand as though quieting a balky horse. – Police!!! by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Robert Grant Burns was so cast down by the prospect that he made no attempt to reply, beyond grunting something about preferring to drive a team of balky mules to making Jean do something she did not want to do. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower