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wack

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

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First recorded in 1935–40; perhaps back formation from wacky
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Historical Examples of wacker

  • His name was then changed to Wacker-doll, and finally settled into Wacker.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • The sorry nag did not keep up with the procession as Wacker broke into a run.

    Bound to Succeed

    Allen Chapman

  • 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

  • Wacker is a blackmailer, as his talk to me about the puzzle plainly shows.

    Bound to Succeed

    Allen Chapman


British Dictionary definitions for wacker

wack

wacker (ˈwækə)

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

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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