wanker

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From the Irish for masturbation, uath-anchor

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wanker (plural wankers)

  1. (obscene, vulgar) A person who wanks.
  2. (UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang, pejorative, vulgar) An idiot, a stupid, annoying or ineffectual person.
  3. (UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang, pejorative, vulgar) Someone who shows off too much, a poser or poseur; someone who is overly self-satisfied.
  4. (UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang, humorous, vulgar) A very informal address used between friends.

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  • Used mainly of males.

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