Origin of wonk
OTHER WORDS FROM wonkwonk·ish, adjective
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How to use wonk in a sentence
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is coming off some good weeks of press coverage in which reporters trumpeted his plan for homelessness uncritically and presented him as a low-key policy wonk.Sacramento Report: Fee Caps Like San Diego’s Are Doordash’s New Target|Sara Libby|July 23, 2021|Voice of San Diego
A few tax wonks predicted that workers who were most likely to struggle financially in old age wouldn’t open the accounts because they couldn’t afford to save.Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank|by Justin Elliott, Patricia Callahan and James Bandler|June 24, 2021|ProPublica
Think tanks and nonprofits have published research, and policy wonks have discussed it at conferences.The Climate Real Estate Bubble: Is the U.S. on the Verge of Another Financial Crisis?|Graphics by Emily Barone|April 19, 2021|Time
Known as a “health care wonk,” Becerra was an original co-sponsor of the Affordable Care Act.Xavier Becerra is the victim of the right’s distortion of Catholicism|Duncan Hosie|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
Policy wonks can talk about history and cite all the studies they want, but for some people, this is not remotely theoretical.Congress Is Considering 2 Plans to Get More Money to Parents. Here's How Each Would Work|Belinda Luscombe|February 12, 2021|Time
But if the leader fails to gain acceptance, then the budget details are nothing more than wonk-trivia.
He hired a disaffected ex-Democratic wonk as his top social-policy guy.
He saw a problem, and—as a self-proclaimed “wonk”—immediately moved to solve it.What Paul Ryan Gets Wrong About ‘Inner-City’ Poverty|Jamelle Bouie|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When did knowing how the federal government works, how the budget works, become impressive for a policy wonk?
But before long, Morgan was ready to get off the wonk and back to the Oval Office.Piers Morgan Pesters Clintons About 2016 Plans At CGI|Nina Strochlic|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The notes are moderately high-pitched and resemble "wonk-wonk-wonk."Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
It was called the Wank (pronounced Wonk) and was an Armenian monastery, half farm, half stronghold.A Prisoner in Turkey|John Still