Definition for whacking (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.
Examples from the Web for whacking
He killed his own son and heir by whacking him over the head with the monarchal staff in a tsar-ish fit of temper.Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself|P. J. O’Rourke|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cudgel that President Obama is whacking House Republicans with is the cudgel they themselves put in his hand.
Stop players from whacking each other with outmoded equipment.Buzz Bissinger on the NFL’s No Good, Very Bad Season|Buzz Bissinger|January 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After whacking North Carolina, Hurricane Irene made its second landfall in New Jersey Sunday morning.
No matter: Newt seemed pleased with himself for whacking the paper.
"One of him's enough," the old fellow growled, whacking out his dirty broom on the door-post, powdering us with dust.Helmet of Navarre|Bertha Runkle
Shrugging his shoulders he wheeled and went to the bunk house, where he stumbled over a box, whacking his shins soundly.Hopalong Cassidy|Clarence E. Mulford
If she has children she'll take advantage of their telling lies to amuse herself by whacking them.Man And Superman|George Bernard Shaw
“Then you ought to be ashamed of yourself, nephew,” retorted the old woman, whacking the floor with her stick.Aletta|Bertram Mitford
They turned and galloped back to us, Tutang waving his sword and whacking his horse along with the flat of the blade.The adventures of Kimble Bent|James Cowan
British Dictionary definitions for whacking (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for whacking (2 of 2)
Word Origin for whack
Word Origin and History for whacking
"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 whacking
In addition to the idioms beginning with whack
- whacked out
- whack off
- have a crack (whack) at
- out of kilter (whack)