wank·​er ˈwaŋ-kər How to pronounce wanker (audio)
chiefly British slang, usually vulgar : a person who masturbates
chiefly British slang, usually vulgar : jerk, dolt

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wanker was in 1950

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“Wanker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wanker. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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