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wonkish

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wonk +‎ -ish

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wonkish (comparative more wonkish, superlative most wonkish)

  1. (informal) Nerdy; bookish; having the qualities of a wonk.
    • 1997, Edwin Diamond & Robert A. Silverman, White House to Your House[1], ISBN 026254086X, page 125:
      According to Greer, the voting classes were ready for someone very much like the wonkish Clinton, with his devotion to "the issues."

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