Did you by any chance mean wanker?
- wank + -ery (Wiktionary)
“I figure the best way to realize the absurdity of wankery is to take part in it, and now that I’ve taken part in it, I can see how absurd it is and will continue to be.”
“I had to look up the word 'wankery' because it sounded as though it might be rude and that would be so unlike you.”
“Enough with all this self-aggrandizement wankery bullshit.”
“I think it's a wankery term invented by literati types who are too embarrassed to admit they're reading and/or writing fantasy.”
“Pretensions to classical education turn wonkery into wankery.”
“And of course, the reality is that even granting your Luntzian/Gingrichian wankery, even focusing obsessively on the worst (genuine) abuses of the past combined with modern fantasies peopled with ‘Sopranos’ actors or whatever, unionization is giving “people the chance to opt out of the working class altogether”; indeed, it was one of the major factors in creating widespread postWWII prosperity and a burgeoning middle class.”
“Regrettably, the otherwise terrific banjo-rocker "Anywhere" and another track or two are marred by guitar wankery and bombast on the bridges.”
“If women are targets or "pie" or "gullet" -- this writer is a wad of wankery, tacky ejaculate, unwittingly revealing what makes him screech and wee wee.”
“To wit, are all these threats of violence actual threats, or does their contingent nature make them instead pure partisan internet tough-guy wankery?”
“Since skylarker complained about my Spider-Man review as being "spoilery," I suppose I'm going to have to put the majority of this review under some wankery lj-cut.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘wankery’.
words I saw while reading the Bike Snob
Whether slang, acronyms, or madeupical, they're too good not to put on some list or other. See the companion list, "Favorite Words That Are Really More Like Phrases," here.
( personal list )
related (from me):
Words I like!
( personal list, favorite words, randomness )
My W Words
Britishisms and Anglophilia - Mencken has a great, if dated, list of comparisons between the British and American words here.
Looking for tweets for wankery.