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Idioms about whack

    out of whack, Informal. out of order or alignment; not in proper condition.

Origin of whack

1
First recorded in 1710–20; originally dialect, Scots form of thwack; cf. whang2, whittle

OTHER WORDS FROM whack

whack·er, noun

Other definitions for whack (2 of 2)

whack2
[ wak, hwak ]
/ wæk, ʰwæk /

noun, adjective
a variant of wack1.
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How to use whack in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for whack

whack
/ (wæk) /

verb (tr)
noun
interjection
an exclamation imitating the noise of a sharp resounding blow

Derived forms of whack

whacker, noun

Word Origin for whack

C18: perhaps a variant of thwack, ultimately of imitative origin
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