wanker

noun
wank·​er | \ ˈwaŋ-kər How to pronounce wanker (audio) \

Definition of wanker

1 chiefly British slang, usually vulgar : a person who masturbates
2 chiefly British slang, usually vulgar : jerk, dolt

First Known Use of wanker

circa 1961, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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