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wack1

[wak] /wæk/ Slang.
noun
1.
adjective
2.
very bad:
All drugs are bad, but crack is wack.
3.
extreme; far-out.
Origin of wack1
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; perhaps back formation from wacky
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  • His name was then changed to wacker-doll, and finally settled into wacker.

    The Gypsies Charles G. Leland
  • The peddler gave wacker a great scoring and demanded his money.

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  • A crowd gathered, and wacker started on his way at a fast walk.

    Bound to Succeed Allen Chapman
  • The sorry nag did not keep up with the procession as wacker broke into a run.

    Bound to Succeed Allen Chapman
  • wacker is a blackmailer, as his talk to me about the puzzle plainly shows.

    Bound to Succeed Allen Chapman
  • wacker had probably once himself been an inmate of the reformatory.

    Bound to Succeed Allen Chapman
  • wacker was muttering under his breath all kinds of dire threats.

    Bound to Succeed Allen Chapman
  • He disappeared so quickly that Frank wondered if wacker got a clear look at him.

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  • Theres going to be a big blow-up with wacker & Co. to-morrow.

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  • As to wacker and his partner, theyre probably safe and far by this time.

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British Dictionary definitions for wacker

wack

/wæk/
noun
1.
(Liverpool & Midland English, dialect) friend; pal: used chiefly as a term of address
Word Origin
perhaps from dialect wack or whack to share out, hence one who shares, a friend
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Word Origin and History for wacker

wack

n.

"crazy person," 1938, back-formation from wacky. Adjective in slang sense of "worthless, stupid," is attested from late 1990s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for wacker

wack

adjective

Worthless; stupid; ''wimpish'': You'll have to deal with some really wack people

noun

  1. A crazy or eccentric person; nut, screwball, weirdo: Two wacks if I ever saw one/ a father who was so abrasive and married now to such a wack (1938+)
  2. A drink of liquor
  3. A blow or hit made at someone or something

Related Terms

wacky

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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