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thwack

[ thwak ]
/ θwæk /
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verb (used with object)

to strike or beat vigorously with something flat; whack.

noun

a sharp blow with something flat.

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Origin of thwack

First recorded in 1520–30; imitative

OTHER WORDS FROM thwack

thwacker, nounoutthwack, verb (used with object)un·thwacked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thwack

thwack
/ (θwæk) /

verb

to beat, hit, or flog, esp with something flat

noun

  1. a blow with something flat
  2. the sound made by it

interjection

an exclamation imitative of this sound

Derived forms of thwack

thwacker, noun

Word Origin for thwack

C16: of imitative origin
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