- (used to indicate the sound of a blow, collision, falling object, etc.).
- immense energy; vigor: a movie with plenty of whammo to please the kids.
- characterized by such a strong effect: a show with a whammo ending.
Origin of whammo
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Word Origin and History for whammo
exclamation signifying violence or surprise, 1932, from wham (q.v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper