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English Language: What is a Wonk?



     Cathie Adams assures the world that George W. Bush is neither a "foreign nor a domestic policy wonk". I am puzzled: I thought "wonk" was a guru, an expert. My dictionary gives "wonky" as English slang, but not "wonk". What do WAISers understand by "wonk"?

Ronald Hilton - 3/4/00


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