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wank

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

1945–50; perhaps blend of whack and whang2
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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
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noun
  1. an instance of wanking
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adjective
  1. bad, useless, or worthless
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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.

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