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Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Idioms for whack

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

Origin of whack

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

OTHER WORDS FROM whack

whacker, noun

Definition for whack (2 of 2)

whack2
[ hwak, wak ]
/ ʰwæk, wæk /

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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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Idioms and Phrases with whack

whack

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