Meaning of “wonk” in the English Dictionary

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"wonk" in American English

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wonknoun [ C ]

us /wɔŋk, wɑŋk/ slang

a person who likes to think about or study something and spends a great amount of time doing it:

He’s a policy wonk and will talk for hours about solutions to problems.

(Definition of “wonk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wonk" in Business English

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wonknoun [ C ]

uk /wɒŋk/ us informal disapproving

someone who knows all the details about a particular subject, particularly one that other people might find boring:

The Senator was considered to be a policy wonk.

(Definition of “wonk” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)