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While "to wank" means "to masturbate", the term "wanker" is seldom if ever used in British slang to denote "one who wanks". It is quite wrong to infer from somebody's being a wanker that they in fact wank (and vice versa), but of course, fair to assume they do in any case. Herein lies the genius of the insult: if you call someone a wanker, it's probably true, but only literally.

I suppose it all originates from our repressed Victorian sexualities, from back when everybody thought they were the only ones to suffer the secret shame of being an actual wanker.

Most children these days learn the word "wanker" long before they learn its literal meaning.
You're such a wanker.
Oh gosh! How did you know?

He lost both of his hands in a childhood kiting accident.
What a wanker!
door anonymous 31 mei 2004

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1) Someone who loves themselves so much that masturbation isn't enough self-love for them, so they publicise their imaginary greatness by appearing on reality TV shows, or failing that, add entries to definition websites describing people with their name as somehow better than everyone else. See also: narcissist.

2) Basically the same as 1) above but a narcissist who, having had their pride bruised by someone, decides it is a mature and reasonable course of action to define aforementioned person on a definition website with details of said infidelity plus various fabrications about their sexual and/or culinary desires. Someone who publicly blames their own inadequacies on someone else.
I was on Urban Dictionary last night voting on the latest definitions, and I couldn't believe how many wankers there were trying to big themselves up or put someone down.
door Okotoimako 30 oktober 2011

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Someone whose only interaction with women is when he is wanking, thinking about them.
S: "I don't talk to girls!"
Y: "Meh, such a wanker!"
door plasmafury 25 mei 2010

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A wanker is some total nob head who is being a twat but wanker is the first thing that comes to mind.
Chocha is a total wanker!!
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Wanker: An arrogant or pretentious person. Sometimes this word is used instead of resorting to 'Cunt' or 'Bellend'.
I always wanted to meet a Wanker, but then I met Brett.
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An arrogant Sivan appears as an asshole
Waasaaa! Ya, he's a wanker!
door biophilo 29 mei 2014

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A person who spends galacticlly large amounts of time on exceptionally pointless or fruitless activities.
'For fuck's sake...Bob's been fucking around with the clutch on that car all day! What a wanker!'.
door Bernmeister 29 september 2010

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A super/really annoying or irritating person.
"Hey, Jim! Suck my dick!"
"STFU, you wanker!"
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