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whacked

[hwakt, wakt] /ʰwækt, wækt/
adjective, Chiefly British Slang.
1.
exhausted; tired out.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; whack + -ed2

whack

[hwak, wak] /ʰwæk, wæk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to strike with a smart, resounding blow or blows.
2.
Slang. to divide into or take in shares (often followed by up):
Whack the loot between us two.
verb (used without object)
3.
to strike a smart, resounding blow or blows.
noun
4.
a smart, resounding blow:
a whack with his hand.
5.
Informal. a trial or attempt:
to take a whack at a job.
6.
Slang. a portion or share.
Verb phrases
7.
whack off,
  1. to cut off or separate with a blow:
    The cook whacked off the fish's head.
  2. Slang: Vulgar. to masturbate.
8.
whack out, Slang. to produce quickly or, sometimes, carelessly:
She whacks out a short story every week or so.
Idioms
9.
out of whack, Informal. out of order or alignment; not in proper condition.
Origin
1710-20; orig. dial., Scots form of thwack; cf. whang2, whittle
Related forms
whacker, noun
Synonyms
5. try, go, turn.
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Examples from the web for whacked
  • When the cables get whacked by an especially strong rain or snow storm the insulation may not block all of the moisture.
  • After losing one point, he whacked himself in the head a few times with his racket.
  • It's frustrating to get whacked by anybody who has the power of the pen, because there's no retribution.
  • So even though your car will be only half as heavy as it was before, it will still be safer when whacked by a heavier one.
  • The vice president had whacked his right knee earlier in the campaign, and an infection had set in.
  • We became greedy, whacked-out and belligerent in those lost, unregulated years.
  • He cleaned out around it and whacked down the weeds.
  • They get whacked a second time through their tax dollars.
  • And he met me for lunch and he laid out this whacked out idea.
British Dictionary definitions for whacked

whack

/wæk/
verb (transitive)
1.
to strike with a sharp resounding blow
2.
(usually passive) (Brit, informal) to exhaust completely
3.
(transitive; usu foll by in or on) (informal) to put something on to or into something else with force or abandon: whack on some sunscreen
noun
4.
(transitive) (US, slang) to murder: if you were out of line you got whacked
5.
a sharp resounding blow or the noise made by such a blow
6.
(informal) a share or portion
7.
(informal) a try or attempt (esp in the phrase have a whack at)
8.
(informal) out of whack, out of order; unbalanced: the whole system is out of whack
interjection
9.
an exclamation imitating the noise of a sharp resounding blow
Derived Forms
whacker, noun
Word Origin
C18: perhaps a variant of thwack, ultimately of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for whacked

whack

v.

"to strike sharply," 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning "share, just portion" (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the auctioneer's hammer.

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Slang definitions & phrases for whacked

wet one's whistle

verb phrase

To have a drink, esp of liquor

[late 1300s+; Chaucer says of a drunken miller's comely wife: ''Her pretty whistle was well wetted'']


wetware

noun

The human brain: Slip a microchip into snug contact with your gray matter (a.k.a. wetware)/ wetware: the human brain and its DNA code (1980s+ Computer)


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Idioms and Phrases with whacked

whack

In addition to the idioms beginning with whack
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