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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. Shay Rowbottom:

    I can see how a 25-year-old or a millennial or someone who is social media savvy could log on for a bit, explore around, experience some of the glitches or just lack of built-out features... and I can see how people could just be turned off, and be like' Dude, this platform is whack,' and then they leave, it's also good for me because there's no competition.

  2. George Conway:

    I don't know him. He's a whack job. There's no question about it. I think he's doing a tremendous disservice to a wonderful wife.

  3. James Carafano:

    We are still operating under the 2011 strategy and the problem with that is even if we drive ISIS out of Iraq, the [Obama] administration will just basically go back to sleep. They are not treating this for what it is – a global, Islamic insurgency, we have to go to the source … until radical Islam is defeated, it’s just going to be ‘whack a mole’ for a generation … until we stop that radical ideology that is fueling them, this is never going to end.

  4. Applied Intuition:

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

  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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