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EtymologyEdit

Created by spoonerism: transposing the first letters of bunch of wankers produces the phrase wunch of bankers.

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wunch (plural wunches)

  1. (Britain, humorous, pejorative) A group of unpleasant people, especially bankers; a supposed collective noun for bankers.
    • 1995, Trades Union Congress, Report of Annual Trades Union Congress
      Today, we learn that Douglas Hurd, in a couple of months' time, is set to join those providers of financial services, collectively known as a "wunch of bankers", NatWest, from a bunch of MPs.
    • 2005 August 17, "Feedback", New Scientist
      That particular wunch of bankers may be mortified to know that Hamm had no connection any company called Dow, and was rather one of a group of anti-capitalist pranksters accidentally invited to the conference.
    • 2010, Geraint Anderson, Cityboy: Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile, Hachette UK ISBN 9780755361175
      Apparently, I also removed my shirt as if performing a malcoordinated strip routine and then introduced bemused spectators to a dance move that was out of place when first revealed at university and was certainly not appropriate at a reasonably formal party surrounded by a wunch of bankers.
    • 2011, Andrew Hicks, My Thai Girl and I: How I found a new life in Thailand, Monsoon Books ISBN 9789814358651
      Meanwhile in the more conventional 'Men Seeking Women' column [of the Financial Times], the guys go to great lengths to make themselves sound utterly loathsome. They're tall and muscular, exceptionally handsome and attractive, loyal, sincere, genuine, sensitive, educated, rich and modest. What a wunch!
    • 2014, Charles Stross, The Rhesus Chart, Penguin ISBN 9780698140288
      Well fuck me sideways with a wooden stake, I realize dismally, I've fallen in a wunch of vampires.