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Noun: wonk  wónk
Usage: informal
  1. An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    - swot [Brit, informal], grind [N. Amer, informal], nerd [informal], dweeb [N. Amer, informal], nurd [informal, rare]
  2. Someone who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic (or obsessive) about a specific subject
    "a policy wonk";
    - geek

Derived forms: wonks

Type of: assimilator, learner, scholar, student

Encyclopedia: Wonk