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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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British Dictionary definitions for wanking

wank

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

Word Origin

of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for wanking

wank

n.

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

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