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wanker

[wang-ker] /ˈwæŋ kər/
noun, Chiefly British and Australian Slang: Vulgar.
1.
a contemptible person; jerk.
2.
a male masturbator.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for wankers

wanker

/ˈwæŋkə/
noun (slang)
1.
a person who wanks; masturbator
2.
a worthless fellow
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Word Origin and History for wankers

wanker

n.

1940s, "masturbator," British slang, from wank "to masturbate," of unknown origin. General sense of "contemptible person" is attested from 1972. Cf. sense evolution of jerk (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for wankers

wangle

noun

: made a precise science out of the wangle

verb

To get or arrange by shrewd maneuvering; contrive cunningly: President Truman has given Ching a free hand in trying to wangle agreements (1880s+ British printers' slang)

[origin unknown; perhaps a form of waggle, ''overcome, get the better of''; popularized by WWI soldiers]


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