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. 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.

  2. whack(Noun)

    A share or portion.

  3. whack(Noun)

    An attempt.

  4. whack(Verb)

    To hit, slap or strike.

  5. whack(Verb)

    To kill, bump off.

  6. whack(Verb)

    To share or parcel out.

  7. Origin: Onomatopoeic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whack(verb)

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

  2. Whack(verb)

    to strike anything with a smart blow

  3. Whack(noun)

    a smart resounding blow

  4. Origin: [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.

How to pronounce whack?

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How to say whack in sign language?

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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. Lois Greste:

    Juris suggested I put him over my knee and give him a whack.

  2. Aileen Lee:

    I think there's too much money and multiples have gotten out of whack.

  3. Applied Intuition:

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

  4. Klee Kleber:

    Five or six grand for one of these things was crazy, the price was way out of whack.

  5. Calvin Hawley:

    I came home from the hospital... and discovered a large chunk of curb under a whole whack of snow.

Images & Illustrations of whack

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