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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wang-ker]
    • /ˈwæŋ kər/
    • /ˈwæŋ.kər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wang-ker]
    • /ˈwæŋ kər/

Definitions of wanker word

  • noun wanker a contemptible person; jerk. 1
  • noun wanker a male masturbator. 1
  • noun wanker A person who masturbates (used as a term of abuse). 1
  • noun wanker contemptible man 1
  • countable noun wanker If someone calls a man a wanker, they do not like him and they think he is very stupid or unpleasant. 0
  • noun wanker a person who wanks; masturbator 0

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Origin of wanker

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
First recorded in 1945-50

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Parts of speech for Wanker


wanker popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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