whacked-out

[ hwakt-out, wakt- ]
/ ˈʰwæktˈaʊt, ˈwækt- /

adjective Slang.

tired; exhausted; worn-out.
wacky; crazy.
stupefied or crazed by narcotic drugs or alcohol; stoned.

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Origin of whacked-out

First recorded in 1965–70

Definition for whacked out (2 of 2)

Origin of whack

1710–20; orig. dial., Scots form of thwack; cf. whang2, whittle

SYNONYMS FOR whack

5 try, go, turn.

OTHER WORDS FROM whack

whack·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for whacked out

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 whacked out (1 of 2)

whacked out

1

Tired out, exhausted, as in They were whacked out after that long flight. [Slang; mid-1900s]

2

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)

whack

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