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



    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 Origin1920s: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wonk