Simple Definition of wonk
: a person who knows a lot about the details of a particular field (such as politics) and often talks a lot about that subject
Examples of wonk
the policy wonks in the government
<the candidate has an army of policy wonks ready to write for him a position paper on virtually any issue>
Origin of wonk
First Known Use: 1954
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