Wank is a British slang term for masturbation.
In fandom, wank is used metaphorically to refer to fans who have gotten so carried away that they are getting off on their egos in public. It can also refer to any general fandom drama. See Fandom Wank.
It is also a term used by Northeners to express an unimpressed attitude towards something. It was widely used thanks to the arrogant Sheffield bunch of tossers, known as The Arctic Monkeys; "The band were fucking wank and I'm not having a nice time."
It should be noted that one never says 'wank off'. Unless you are a true intellectual. Lulu.com got on Pacone for bringing the insult fandom wanks into the lexicon. The Chicago based wop knew them as an insult, fanfiction tend to invoke this between fictionpress and sister site if they're not on the sister site. Fandom Wank was TOSsed from LiveJournal for telling brad to "chug a cock!"
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