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wack

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[ wak ]
/ wæk /
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noun
an odd, irrational, or unconventional person; wacko.
a thing or things that are unsatisfactory, worthless, or of low quality: The show is mostly a lot of wack, with a couple of funny moments.
adjective
extremely bad or inferior: The song is great, but the video is really wack.
odd, irrational, or unconventional; wacky: I’m afraid the neighbors think we’re wack!
extremely good: The guys scarfed down those wack cookies you made, and they're asking for more.
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Also whack [wak, hwak] /wæk, ʰwæk/ .

Origin of wack

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First recorded in 1935–40; perhaps back formation from wacky; popularized in 1986 from the anti-crack mural by the U.S. pop artist Keith Haring (1958–90), which bore the slogan “Crack is wack”

Other definitions for wack (2 of 2)

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[ wak ]
/ wæk /

verb (used with or without object), noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wack

wack

wacker (ˈwækə)

/ (wæk) /

noun
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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