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
Examples from the Web for whammy
Then, he enters a Whammy Burger and attempts to order breakfast, but is refused for being a few minutes late.
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|Gordon Dewey
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."