As a verb, it means "to fuck up"

As a noun, it means "a person who fucks up".

Originally from the second book in cyberpunk writer William Gibson's Sprawl trilogy, Count Zero (1986), "wilson" is first mentioned in the chapter titled Bobby Pulls A Wilson.

It is conveniently explained later in the book during a conversation between Bobby and The Finn in the chapter titled Legba, that reads as follows:

'The Finn looked at him, blankly. "A what?"

'"A wilson. A fuck-up. It's hotdogger talk, I guess..." Did it again. Shit.

'The Finn gave him a very strange look. "Jesus. That's your word for it, huh? Christ, I KNOW the guy..."


'"Bodine Wilson," he said. "First guy I ever knew wound up as a figure of speech."

'"Was he stupid?" Bobby asked, immediately regretting it.

'"Stupid? Shit, no, he was smart as hell." The Finn stubbed his ashtray out in a cracked ceramic Campari ashtray. "Just a total fuck-up, was all. He worked with the Dixie Flatline once..." The bloodshot yellow eyes grew distant.'
From Stephen Donaldson's book, Snow Crash:

'A number of the Kouriers are taking advantage of this sound track to style up and down the banks of the river; only Vitaly, live, can get their adrenaline pumping hard enough to enable them to skate a sharp bank at eighty miles per hour plus without doing a wilson into the crete.'
by rmrubin July 10, 2008
Top Definition
The last name of champions. Everybody who has this last name is a winner and a striaght up G or any thing they want to be. This is a super popular last name because it is so awesome. Nothing compares to this last name.
Man1: Se dat guy over their he is so col and has so much swagger he is such a Wilson
Man2: Agreed
by Desean Wilson February 21, 2009
Very smart, very intelligent.
superior to all others
Wilson is so smart I feel like shit compared to him
by urbandictionaryeditor December 25, 2008
the best peson you will ever know, he is a great wingman, friend, and fucker
1. "Dude, I was so nervous when I went to talk to her but I brought my buddy, Wilson, and he helped so much, now we're going out

2. "I got really drunk last night at the party and probably would have done something really stupid if it weren't for my friend Wilson

3. "I had sex with Wilson(or a Wilson), it was great, the best sex ive ever had
by desadFAdwfdDF February 27, 2010
He who bares the name wilson is a god to all people, he has been written about in many stories from ancient times to the modern day world. He had the role of the force in star wars and was the wand in Harry Potter. He is also referred to in dubstep.
Yeah, wilson is awesome at everything ist he...
by lachxx August 19, 2012
adj: Describing a person who is super awesome. Very good at everything possible (except losing).
That kid is a total Wilson and is super cool
by Toblerone111 December 20, 2011
A volleyball with a bloody handprint

With a smile on it
No Wilson!
by Badassmotherfucker9455 July 22, 2013
(v.) The act of swatting an important and/or fragile item from another persons grasp, particularly food, before forcing the owner to pick it up off the ground or otherwise clean-up the mess. The degree of success from "Wilsoning" is proportional to the amount of desire the owner had for the item.
"I totally wilsoned that ice cream right out of Dave's hand - I think I made him cry."
by WeinerBrigadier July 11, 2012
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