[ wak ]
/ wæk /
verb (used with or without object), noun
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/ (wæk) /
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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