how to pronounce wonk


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the above transcription of wonk is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

wonk is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of wonk in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… editor she is a policy wonk she is the …”

meanings of wonk


  1. An overly studious person, particularly student.
  2. A policy wonk or other intellectual expert.

wonk frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word wonk occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics wonk can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that wonk can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

4) people, society, and culture;

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