Definition of wonk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wonk

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//wɒŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɑːŋk//
     
    (especially US English, informal)
     
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  1. 1(disapproving) a person who works too hard and is considered boring
  2. 2a person who takes a great deal of interest in the details of political policy the President’s chief economic policy wonk
  3. Word Origin 1920s: of unknown origin.
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