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- (informal) Nerdy; bookish; having the qualities of a wonk.
- 2009, Zillah Eisenstein, The Audacity of Races and Genders, Zed Books (→ISBN), page 138:
- Hillary may have been too wonkish, and Palin not wonkish enough, but they have normalized white females as political candidates for the nation.
- 2009, Michael Muhammad Knight, Journey to the End of Islam, Soft Skull Press (→ISBN), page 207:
- Being a renegade Islamo-punk had run its course, but now I answered brothers' questions in a wonkish intellectual way, ducking and weaving around the truth claims.