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
one who is stupid, puts off doing something with you, angers you for a brief amount of time. Often used by english people and americans who think they're english.
God, Judy is such a wanker, taht's the third time i've called her, and she still won't answer.

Dan is really a wanker, he keep calling me and asking if i want to see interpol next week. Why can't he take a hint. Stupid wanker
by price check please January 23, 2005
A pathetic attempt at an insult
why you damn wanker i'll beat your arse!
by BEAVIS August 03, 2004
a very selfish person
that wanker stold my money!
by Anonymous December 08, 2002
noun. one who wanks.
smelly is such a wanker
by Rev. Captain (Jonbob) July 21, 2003
One who plays Ragnarok Online
go play ragnarok ya fuckin wanker!
by n00bz0rz July 07, 2003
Term used by lower class gents in Pittsburgh. Adopted to California slang in 1979.
by Brandon June 04, 2002
Soccer referee
"Who's the wanker in the black oy oy"
by SLI July 03, 2003

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