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EtymologyEdit

Origin unknown.[1] First known use as a verb is 1905,[2] as a noun 1948.[1] Perhaps compare regional slang term whang (to whack or beat).[2]

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /wæŋk/
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  • Rhymes: -æŋk

VerbEdit

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 argue in an inappropriate manner or about pretentious or insubstantial matters; to engage in wank.

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NounEdit

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

  1. (slang, vulgar) An act of masturbation.
    He’s having a wank!
  2. (slang, vulgar, derogatory) 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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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 wank” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 wank, v.”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, June 2019.

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wank

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