wank

[ wangk ]
/ wæŋk /
Chiefly British and Australian Slang: Vulgar.
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verb (used without object)

(of a male) to masturbate (often followed by off).

noun

an act of masturbation by a male.

Nearby words

  1. wanhal,
  2. wanhsien,
  3. wanigan,
  4. waning moon,
  5. wanion,
  6. wankel,
  7. wankel engine,
  8. wanker,
  9. wankie,
  10. wanksta

Origin of wank

1945–50; perhaps blend of whack and whang2

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British Dictionary definitions for wank

wank

/ (wæŋk) slang /

verb

(intr) to masturbate

noun

an instance of wanking

adjective

bad, useless, or worthless

Word Origin for wank

of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for wank

wank

n.

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

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