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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whack, wham, whop, wallopverb

    hit hard

    "The teacher whacked the boy"


  1. whamnoun

    a forceful blow

  2. whamnoun

    the sound of such a blow; a thud

    Wham! The truck hit the wall.

  3. whamverb

    to strike or smash (into) something with great force or impact


  1. WHAM

    WHAM is a clear-channel talk radio station in Rochester, New York, owned by Clear Channel Communications. Its 50,000-watt transmitter is located in Chili, New York, and the station broadcasts on 1180 kHz. The station first went on the air in 1922. While not the first station to be licensed to the Rochester market, it is the oldest surviving station in the area. The selection of the "WHAM" call letters came from a suggestion from industrialist George Eastman. He helped the University of Rochester launch the station and thought the "WHAM" name would prove to be a clever marketing tool. The station's 50,000-watt signal covers most of the eastern half of North America at night. WHAM has ties to two of the city's television stations. It spawned the city's first station, WHAM-TV, in 1949; that station is now WROC-TV, the area's CBS affiliate. In 2005, the area's ABC affiliate, WOKR-TV, changed its calls to WHAM-TV; Clear Channel bought the station in 2002 and sold its entire television group to Providence Equity Partners in 2007; the two stations still have a news partnership.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wham in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    [Very] sad news today of Deon Estus’ death. A lavishly gifted bass guitarist, a charismatic impish character a rock of the WHAM! rhythm section, he lives large in the memory, he radiated warmth, humour life’s illuminating light, my heartfelt commiserations go out to his family.

  2. Mildred McDivitt:

    You think it can’t get any worse, and then wham, I feel like I’ve been thrown up against a wall.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. lank
    • B. lacerate
    • C. ostensive
    • D. naiant

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