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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whack(noun)

    the sound made by a sharp swift blow

  2. knock, belt, rap, whack, whang(verb)

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

  3. whack, wham, whop, wallop(verb)

    hit hard

    "The teacher whacked the boy"

Wiktionary

  1. whack(Noun)

    A blow, impact or slap.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  2. whack(Noun)

    A share or portion.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  3. whack(Noun)

    An attempt.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  4. whack(Verb)

    To hit, slap or strike.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  5. whack(Verb)

    To kill, bump off.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  6. whack(Verb)

    To share or parcel out.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whack(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Thwack.]

  2. Whack(verb)

    to strike anything with a smart blow

    Etymology: [Cf. Thwack.]

  3. Whack(noun)

    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. Justin Sherman:

    The Trump administration has taken almost like a whack-a-mole approach to dealing with these issues, because it seems that as soon as a Chinese company is in the news, all of a sudden that becomes the new target, it seems very unlikely that there is thinking going on about the longer term strategy, and much more likely that the focus instead is on this politically motivated attack on an application because it's a Chinese-owned app, even if there are real security questions.

  2. Josh Bailey:

    It just happened so quick, i wasnt sure. It didnt lay very flat for me. I was just trying to whack it and hope it went in. ... A crucial game. Theres still a long way to go, but a good win for us.

  3. New Jersey:

    New Jersey is clearly made in an inappropriate representation of a black person and instructs people to' slam' and' whack' her, racism has no place in the world and I will not tolerate it, especially not in this district. When I saw Feel Better Doll in person, I cringed and was truly disheartened by the thought of a black child being beaten by another child or an adult for pure pleasure. To have a product depict or teach children that it is OK to hit another child, regardless of race, in order to feel good is sick.

  4. Kathleen Turner:

    I was doing a play — there was a scene where another actor was all over my character and f---in’ bit me, and I was like,whack! Maybe he didn’t mean to, but he was taking things a little far.

  5. Donald McGurk:

    I don't think you could ever presume it's behind you, but now we're in a position to understand what's happened, it's like playing Whack-A-Mole. They just pop up somewhere else.

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