Origin of whacked-out
Definition for whacked out (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to cut off or separate with a blow: The cook whacked off the fish's head.
- Slang: Vulgar. to masturbate.
British Dictionary definitions for whacked out
Word Origin for whack
Word Origin and History for whacked out
"to strike sharply," 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning "share, just portion" (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the auctioneer's hammer.
Idioms and Phrases with whacked out (1 of 2)
Tired out, exhausted, as in They were whacked out after that long flight. [Slang; mid-1900s]
Crazy, especially under the influence of drugs. For example, She looked whacked out when the police picked her up. [Slang; mid-1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with whacked out (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with whack
- whacked out
- whack off
- have a crack (whack) at
- out of kilter (whack)