wonk as a verb

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Fri Jun 27 14:53:55 UTC 2008

Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> Reflexive "wonk oneself out" sounds a bit odd to me, but intransitive
> "wonk out" has been around for a while. From a 1987 NYT article on
> campus slang:

I've also seen it used transitively; there's a blogger whose site I
frequently visit (and I'm blanking on just who it is) whose onsite slogan
is something like "Momma says wonk you out".

Jim Parish

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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