noun, plural wham·mies. Informal.
- to give the evil eye to; jinx.
- to destroy, end, or eradicate: New controls will put the whammy on irresponsible spending.
Origin of whammy
Related Words for whammyhex, hocus-pocus, curse, magic, abracadabra, charm, voodoo, jinx, conjuration
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Contemporary Examples of whammy
Then, he enters a Whammy Burger and attempts to order breakfast, but is refused for being a few minutes late.Movies’ Biggest Midlife Meltdowns
July 1, 2011
Historical Examples of whammy
This time they ain't none of them screwy Venusians to put the whammy on him, and he's doing okay.Hoiman and the Solar Circuit
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for whammy
often double whammy, "hex, evil eye," 1932, of unknown origin, popularized 1941 in Al Capp's comic strip "Li'l Abner."