Origin of wonk
Examples from the Web for wonkish
Contemporary Examples of wonkish
If he does, he might come across as too wonkish and too aggressive to connect with voters.What Makes Ted Cruz Tick?
April 2, 2013
Quiet and wonkish, Santos, a U.S.-trained economist, nonetheless won by a landslide in 2010.The Killing of Guerrilla Leader Boosts Violence-Weary Colombia
November 13, 2011
Insiders have long touted Christie Vilsack as a more spirited and combative politician than her wonkish husband.Democratic Women Vow a Comeback
October 29, 2011
The most vocal skeptics so far of the new Afghanistan policy are mostly left-of-center and largely confined to wonkish circles.Obama's Democratic Backlash Over Afghanistan
August 17, 2009
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).