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!
by anonymous May 31, 2004
1)an insult for a poor theiving and unusually violent person known as a filthy pikey.Also for benders who die blond streeks into their hair
2) jerkin yer Gerkin
What a Wanker
by Derek_jamal October 28, 2003
Someone at your place of work who makes it seem like they are correcting paperwork you submit, when what you are submitting already contains the "corrections" the wanker has suggested be adopted
(Penner, you are truly a wanker)
by Anonymous July 02, 2003
Someone who doesnt know the difference between a mode-2 ipx socket and a mode-3 ipx socket - i mean come on guys!
GOON 1 : "I think he's confused his mode 2 with his mode 3!"
GOON 2 : "What a wanker!"
GOON 1 : "hyuk! Nasal laugh, lots of slobber and slurping
GOON 2 : "Lets have gay sex"
by peda June 17, 2003
Male that engages you and want to put into a fight but refuses to fight you. Probably Polish. Thats of course not a homosexual behaviour. Very popular among Polish, no matter if abroad or not. Encouraged and socially accepted makes them feel like "Real Men".
(insults, staring..)
- Alrite then, if you want to fight me come on
(a bit of confusion, then goes away. not a wanker.)
by overwankerr August 10, 2008
Someone who loves oneself
Person 1: (Insert something about being better than anyone else)

Person 2: You utter wanker!!!
by Fuck You April 07, 2005
An insult. Some one who beats his own meat, chokes his own chicken, or spanks his own monkey.
See also: jag-off
stop looking at porn, you wanker, and go get a girl friend.
by adam is so great November 07, 2003
A musician who plays way too more notes than needed for the song in order to show off their technical ability. Often they will have their own instructional video and claim to have a blues influence in thier songs without having any knowledge of the blues. They sometimes destroy priceless vintage guitars by scalloping the fretboard, but often play Ibanez, Charvel, Schecter, or Steinberger
Yngwie Malsteem is a wanker
by schwerve July 16, 2008

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