Etymology
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rickety (adj.)

"liable to collapse or come clattering down," 1680s, with + -y (2) + rickets, via the notion of "weak, unhealthy, feeble in the joints." The literal sense is from c. 1720 but never was common in English. Of material things, from 1799.

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Definitions of rickety

rickety (adj.)
inclined to shake as from weakness or defect;
a rickety table
Synonyms: shaky / wobbly / wonky
rickety (adj.)
affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets;
rickety limbs and joints
Synonyms: rachitic
rickety (adj.)
lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality;
Synonyms: decrepit / debile / feeble / infirm / sapless / weak / weakly
From wordnet.princeton.edu