[ wang-ker ]
/ ˈwæŋ kər /
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noun Chiefly British and Australian Slang: Vulgar.
a contemptible person; jerk.
a male masturbator.
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Origin of wanker
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby wanker
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Example sentences from the Web for wanker
If you grew up on his fairy tales, it might surprise you to learn that the author was a wanker.
In the year 1587, it is stated that for immoral conduct, John Wanker's wife and widow Parker were both carted.Bygone Punishments|William Andrews
British Dictionary definitions for wanker
/ (ˈwæŋkə) /
a person who wanks; masturbator
a worthless fellow
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