Origin of wham

First recorded in 1730–40; imitative
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Related Words for whams

blow, smash, crash, knock, bang, slam, strike, whack, whammy

British Dictionary definitions for whams

wham

noun

a forceful blow or impact or the sound produced by such a blow or impact

interjection

an exclamation imitative of this sound

verb whams, whamming or whammed

to strike or cause to strike with great force

Word Origin for wham

C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for whams

wham

n.

"a heavy blow," 1923, of echoic origin.

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