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wank

[wangk]Chiefly British and Australian Slang: Vulgar.
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verb (used without object)
  1. (of a male) to masturbate (often followed by off).
noun
  1. an act of masturbation by a male.

Origin of wank

1945–50; perhaps blend of whack and whang2
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Examples from the Web for wank

Historical Examples

  • It was not long after this that our sojourn in the Wank came to an end.

    A Prisoner in Turkey

    John Still

  • It was called the Wank (pronounced Wonk) and was an Armenian monastery, half farm, half stronghold.

  • Firewood became a problem, and, to feed the stove,85 we began to pull pieces off the more easily detachable parts of the Wank.

  • The whole fifteen of us, from the Wank and from the Agricultural College, were established here.

  • Just over the hill behind the Wank there was a valley full of little farms; nice houses with vineyards attached.


British Dictionary definitions for wank

wank

verb
  1. (intr) to masturbate
noun
  1. an instance of wanking
adjective
  1. bad, useless, or worthless

Word Origin

of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for wank

n.

"act of (male) masturbation," 1948, slang. As a verb, from 1950. Related: Wanked; wanking.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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