Definitions

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  • noun The quality or activities associated with being a wonk

Etymologies

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wonk +‎ -ery

Examples

  • In fact, thoughtful well intentioned lay people with good political radar and judgment are precisely what are needed right now, not input from the "wonkery".

    The Health Care Blog

  • He prepares diligently for his television appearances, and sprinkles his commentaries with the kind of wonkery that goes well beyond the repertoire of most talking heads.

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  • I know terms like "jitter" reek of hi-fi wonkery, but even my philistine ears could detect it (it's less of a discrete sound than an overall sense of dullness), so here's a simplified explanation: To capture analog sound in a digital format, thousands of snapshots of a sound wave are taken each second (44,100 for CD quality).

    Audio Alchemy in a Box

  • Pretensions to classical education turn wonkery into wankery.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: An Egyptian Gaza?

  • Rachel: do the libertarian wonks supporting seasteading intend to continue their wonkery once they move to the sea colony? or would they have to like, build stuff for the first few years?

    The Market Will Solve

  • Unfortunately for Dems, most broad-ranging progressive policy changes do not fit this model, because they are trundling behemoths of technocratic wonkery with all kinds of subtle economic underpinnings that are way too hard for the voter to really grasp.

    Matthew Yglesias » It’s Time to Not Get Financial Reform Done

  • Lately I seem to be trying to combine left-leaning populism with elitist wonkery.

    Curious George

  • This seems like a good as opportunity as ever to point out the errors that lie at the heart of Ryan's wonkery:

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • The vital organs - the once reliable infrastructure of British society - is now completely maggot ridden and we're hoping that the wet neophytes spawned in the think-tanks of policy wonkery will improve our political ethos, restore our sovereignty and stop the spread of inimical invasion of extreme religious fervour and internal cultural moonbattery; not to mention the restoration of a balanced economy?

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • This seems like a good as opportunity as ever to point out the errors that lie at the heart of Ryan's wonkery:

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

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