Origin of wonk
Examples from the Web for wonkish
If he does, he might come across as too wonkish and too aggressive to connect with voters.
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|Mac Margolis|November 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Insiders have long touted Christie Vilsack as a more spirited and combative politician than her wonkish husband.
The most vocal skeptics so far of the new Afghanistan policy are mostly left-of-center and largely confined to wonkish circles.
British Dictionary definitions for wonkish
Word Origin for wonk
Word Origin and History for wonkish
"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).