wack

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[wak]Slang.
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adjective
  1. very bad: All drugs are bad, but crack is wack.
  2. extreme; far-out.

Origin of wack

1
First recorded in 1935–40; perhaps back formation from wacky

wack

2
[wak]
verb (used with or without object), noun
  1. whack.
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wack

wacker (ˈwækə)

noun
  1. Liverpool and Midland English dialect friend; pal: used chiefly as a term of address

Word Origin for wack

perhaps from dialect wack or whack to share out, hence one who shares, a friend
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Word Origin and History for wack
n.

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

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