verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to cut off or separate with a blow: The cook whacked off the fish's head.
- Slang: Vulgar. to masturbate.
British Dictionary definitions for out of whack
Word Origin for whack
Word Origin and History for out of whack
"to strike sharply," 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning "share, just portion" (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the auctioneer's hammer.
Idioms and Phrases with out of whack (1 of 2)
out of whack
see under out of kilter.
Idioms and Phrases with out of whack (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with whack
- whacked out
- whack off
- have a crack (whack) at
- out of kilter (whack)