What does whack mean?

Definitions for whack
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word whack.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whacknoun

    the sound made by a sharp swift blow

  2. knock, belt, rap, whack, whangverb

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

  3. whack, wham, whop, wallopverb

    hit hard

    "The teacher whacked the boy"

Wiktionary

  1. whacknoun

    A blow, impact or slap.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  2. whacknoun

    A share or portion.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  3. whacknoun

    An attempt.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  4. whackverb

    To hit, slap or strike.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  5. whackverb

    To kill, bump off.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  6. whackverb

    To share or parcel out.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whackverb

    to strike; to beat; to give a heavy or resounding blow to; to thrash; to make with whacks

    Etymology: [Cf. Thwack.]

  2. Whackverb

    to strike anything with a smart blow

    Etymology: [Cf. Thwack.]

  3. Whacknoun

    a smart resounding blow

    Etymology: [Cf. Thwack.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whack

    hwak, v.t. to thwack: (slang) to parcel out, share.—v.i. to keep on striking: (slang) to settle accounts.—n. a blow: a stroke, share.—n. Whack′er (slang), something big.—adj. Whack′ing, very large, astounding. [Thwack.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. whack

    According to arch-hacker James Gosling (designer of NeWS, GOSMACS and Java), to “...modify a program with no idea whatsoever how it works.” (See whacker.) It is actually possible to do this in nontrivial circumstances if the change is small and well-defined and you are very good at glarking things from context. As a trivial example, it is relatively easy to change all stderr writes to stdout writes in a piece of C filter code which remains otherwise mysterious.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whack in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of whack in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    The strong consensus is that in order for us to succeed long-term in this fight against (ISIS), we have to develop local security forces that can sustain progress. It is not enough for us to simply send in American troops to temporarily set back organizations like (ISIS), but then as soon as we leave see that void filled again by extremists, if we try to do everything ourselves all across the Middle East, all across North Africa, we'll be playing whack-a-mole and there'll be a whole lot of unintended consequences that ultimately make us less secure.

  2. Ben Cohen:

    The giant chip on the top represents all the wealth that's gone to the top 1% of the population over the last 10 years. And the way you eat it is, you whack it with your spoon and then you mix it around.

  3. Applied Intuition:

    It's a bit like a whack-a-mole. You solve one problem, another might emerge.

  4. Samm Sacks:

    If we continue to play the game of whack-a-mole with Chinese apps that are perceived as a threat, I don't think that makes us anymore secure.

  5. Jim Manley:

    When there was a Republican administration, as a Democrat, at the risk of stating the obvious, I'm not so sure we spent much time working on the details more than how we were creating the sound bites to push (Republicans) back and take a whack at them.

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