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- Liverpool and Midland English dialect friend; pal: used chiefly as a term of address
perhaps from dialect wack or whack to share out, hence one who shares, a friend
Word Origin and History for wacking
"crazy person," 1938, back-formation from wacky. Adjective in slang sense of "worthless, stupid," is attested from late 1990s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper