- very bad: All drugs are bad, but crack is wack.
- extreme; far-out.
Origin of wack1
First recorded in 1935–40; perhaps back formation from wacky
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- 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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"crazy person," 1938, back-formation from wacky. Adjective in slang sense of "worthless, stupid," is attested from late 1990s.
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