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wack1

[wak] /wæk/
noun
1.
adjective
2.
very bad:
All drugs are bad, but crack is wack.
3.
extreme; far-out.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; perhaps back formation from wacky

wack2

[wak] /wæk/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), noun
1.
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Examples from the web for wack
  • These animals have to be controlled, otherwise the ecological balance of the whole region goes out of wack.
  • The structure of pay in today's corporations is totally out of wack.
  • Incessant high pitched, screeching wacky-wack calls.
British Dictionary definitions for wack

wack

/wæk/
noun
1.
(Liverpool & Midland English, dialect) friend; pal: used chiefly as a term of address
Word Origin
perhaps from dialect wack or whack to share out, hence one who shares, a friend
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Word Origin and History for wack
n.

"crazy person," 1938, back-formation from wacky. Adjective in slang sense of "worthless, stupid," is attested from late 1990s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for wack

vogue

verb

To do the ''vogueing'' dance or performance: She vogued in the West Village. Disappeared in San Diego with a porn filmmaker/ commenced vogueing official International Body-Building Federation poses. Such brazen posing! (1980s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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