wham

[hwam, wam]
noun
1.
a loud sound produced by an explosion or sharp impact: the wham of a pile driver.
2.
a forcible impact.
interjection
3.
(used as an exclamation suggestive of a loud slam, blow, or the like).
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), whammed, whamming.
4.
to hit or make a forcible impact, especially one producing a loud sound: The boat whammed into the dock. He whammed the door shut.
adverb
5.
Also, whammo. abruptly; with startling suddenness: The car ran wham up against the building.

Origin:
1730–40; imitative

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wham (wæm)
 
n
1.  a forceful blow or impact or the sound produced by such a blow or impact
 
interj
2.  an exclamation imitative of this sound
 
vb , whams, whamming, whammed
3.  to strike or cause to strike with great force
 
[C20: of imitative origin]

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wham
"a heavy blow," 1923, of echoic origin.
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Example sentences
Wham-o took on the name but changed the spelling for legal reasons.
What will happen is, wham bang, suddenly the treaty will look attractive.
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