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1. A student who studies excessively; a grind.
2. One who studies an issue or topic thoroughly or excessively: "leading a talkathon of policy wonks in a methodical effort to build consensus for his programs" (Michael Kranish).
informal a person who is obsessively interested in a specified subject: a foreign policy wonk.
[C20: of uncertain origin]
1. a student who studies intensively; grind.
2. a person who studies a subject or issue in an excessively assiduous and thorough manner: a policy wonk.
[1960–65, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]