a nerd, someone really knowledgeable about a certain topic, someone who studies a lot
That guy is a real policy wonk
(1) Noun - An expert in a field, typically someone who is fairly young and very intelligent.
(2) Verb - To use ones mastery of a specific subject to perform some type of work.
(1) I need to find some physics wonk to help me out on this homework assignment.
(2) Every so often, I have Andy come over and wonk on my computer to get it fixed.
Can also be a "policy wonk". A person who looks into all the technical details of implementing a political policy, usually a back-room boy either in a political party or working for the government.
That's the general idea, we'll leave it to the policy wonks to figure out all the details.
First appearing in 1918 in reference to "Nautical Slang," the word was then referenced as that which is (1)nervous or upset. Then in 1938, we find a recorded usage of the word in Australia. This time, the word is intended to mean (2)'White person.' In 1945, once again in Australia, we see the recorded usage of it being used to denote an (3)'effeminate,' or a male homosexual. It wasn't until 1962, in the December issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine--of all places--that we find the word meaning (4)a disparaging term for a studious or hard working person. It has been thought that the term originated (in this denotation), at Harvard University, as a synonym for nerd
(1)The sailor's face had a sickly green to it which seemed to denote that poor man was wonk about being here.
(2)Wonks seemed to overun the land of Australia after the year 1787, despite their many hardships of colonization.
(3)Those who take to the homophobic way of thought often cannot stand to be near a wonk of any type.
(4)Wonks may have memorized information to the power of Uppercase Omega, however, not a one of them has a 'lick of sense.'
The sound a goose makes when hit over the head with a shovel.
One who studies an issue or a topic thoroughly or excessively: leading a talkathon of policy wonks in a methodical effort to build consensus for his programs
an expert -- often used in a derogatory way, as in someone who fixates on the minutae of an issue or a problem.
Did you hear Kerry's speech last night? No one wants to listen to a policy wonk for 2 hours.
The state of being extremely hungry. Causing delirium, weakness and extreme mood swings. Hunger is so extreme, food is all one can think about.
I have the wonks
Phil had an extreme case of the wonks