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ˈʰwæm i, ˈwæm iwham·my

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whammy(noun)

    a serious or devastating setback

  2. hex, jinx, curse, whammy(noun)

    an evil spell

    "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"


  1. whammy(Noun)

    a serious or devastating setback

  2. whammy(Noun)

    an evil spell; a curse or hex

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whammy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whammy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of whammy in a Sentence

  1. Megan Kuhfeld:

    It's kind of a double whammy of starting to forget and losing that kind of academic mindset of being out of school, and missing out on a couple of important months of instruction, come fall... teachers may have students in their classrooms who are grade levels apart in their learning.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Divorce is a duel force applied on the husband only. The first by which the he gives away own kids to his wife ruefully and the second by which he offers her alimony. It is for him double whammy.

  3. Kevin Daly:

    This is a lot of negative news, that is for sure ... We have a double-whammy happening, meaning copper prices continue to soften, and production targets are really at risk because of Glencore news, you could see a double-digit fiscal deficit very easily this year.

  4. Patsy Nakell:

    This is like a double whammy in many ways, when you don't have anything to begin with, your ability to stretch and be flexible is very limited.

  5. Dave Brailsford:

    That transition to a new team and expecting someone to perform at a really high level early on into a new term is a bit of a double whammy, it's not a four-month goal. Our ambition with him is longer term.

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