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EtymologyEdit

Etymology unknown, although first known use is 1948 in British slang. As a verb: 1950.

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wank (third-person singular simple present wanks, present participle wanking, simple past and past participle wanked) (Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand)

  1. (intransitive, slang, vulgar) To masturbate.
    I was so embarrassed when my mother caught me wanking.
  2. (transitive, slang, vulgar) To masturbate; to give a hand job to.
    She wanked me in the morning.
  3. (intransitive, vulgar, chiefly fandom slang and Internet slang) To engage in wank.

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wank (plural wanks) (Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand)

  1. (slang, vulgar) An act of masturbation.
    He’s having a wank!
  2. (slang, vulgar, pejorative) An undesirable person
    You utter wank!
  3. (slang, vulgar) Nonsense, rubbish.
    This opera is wank.
    Did you see that thing on Channel 4? Yeah, it was a wank.
  4. (chiefly vulgar, fandom slang and Internet slang) Ridiculous, circular or inappropriately elaborate argument about something, especially if obnoxious, pretentious or unsubstantial.

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  • wank” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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wank

  1. Imperative singular of wanken.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of wanken.