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wack1

[wak] /wæk/ Slang.
noun
1.
adjective
2.
very bad:
All drugs are bad, but crack is wack.
3.
extreme; far-out.
Origin of wack1
1935-1940
1935-40; perhaps back formation from wacky
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  • The peddler gave wacker a great scoring and demanded his money.

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  • A crowd gathered, and wacker started on his way at a fast walk.

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  • "I've sprained my foot—limping now," explained young wacker.

  • The sorry nag did not keep up with the procession as wacker broke into a run.

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  • Evidently wacker, when he first called on Frank, was not aware of the fact that Markham had escaped.

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  • wacker was muttering under his breath all kinds of dire threats.

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  • "Good morning, Mrs. wacker," said Bart, courteously lifting his cap.

  • He disappeared so quickly that Frank wondered if wacker got a clear look at him.

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  • Theres going to be a big blow-up with wacker & Co. to-morrow.

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  • wacker is a blackmailer, as his talk to me about the puzzle plainly shows.

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British Dictionary definitions for wacker

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 wacker

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 wacker

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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