Origin of wonk
Examples from the Web for wonk
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
The ACA and every wonk assumes rational people who can make good financial decisions.
Heather Ryan is a graduate of Drake University and wonk living in the heart of presidential political bliss in Iowa.
Word Origin for wonk
"overly studious person," 1954, American English student slang, popularized 1993 during Clinton administration in U.S.; perhaps a shortening of British slang wonky "shaky, unreliable." Or perhaps a variant of British slang wanker "masturbator." It was earlier British naval slang for "midshipman" (1929).