January 23, 2015 – Word of the Day
To whack something is to hit it. Other similar words are "smack" and "slap."
- Bobby whacked his little brother in the head.
- Those kids are whacking each other with sticks.
- Vince whacked his son for mouthing off. (He hit his son for speaking in a disrespectful manner.)
- Valerie got whacked in the intersection. (She got into an accident when another car hit hers.)
- The police got ready to whack the protesters with their batons.
Some carnival games require players to whack objects as they suddenly appear.
Sometimes, if a person is whacked, he or she is killed. If a thing is whacked, it’s eliminated or cut.
- Tony got whacked in the final episode of the series.
- The man was whacked for being a snitch. (He was killed for talking to the police.)
- The governor whacked several government programs saying they were too expensive.
- The TV show was whacked half way through its first season because no one was watching it.
As a form of American slang, "whack" has a few different meanings.
- That’s so whack. (That’s a bad situation.)
- Let me take a whack at this. (Let me try this.)
- That guy is a whacko. (He’s crazy. Sometimes this word is spelled "wacko" without the "h.")
- She’s kind of a whacky person. (She’s a little strange. This may also be spelled without the "h" — "wacky.")
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