He hired a disaffected ex-Democratic wonk as his top social-policy guy.
And whoever replaces Summers will probably be one of his deputies and therefore a wonk.
But before long, Morgan was ready to get off the wonk and back to the Oval Office.
"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).