Etymology
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wanker (n.)

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

updated on March 23, 2014

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Definitions of wanker from WordNet

wanker (n.)
terms of abuse for a masturbator;
Synonyms: tosser / jerk-off
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