• synonyms


See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
  1. wacko.
  1. very bad: All drugs are bad, but crack is wack.
  2. extreme; far-out.

Origin of wack1

First recorded in 1935–40; perhaps back formation from wacky
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for wacker

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Bound to Succeed

    Allen Chapman

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for wacker


wacker (ˈwækə)

  1. Liverpool and 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for wacker



"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

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.