how to pronounce whack


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An example use of whack in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… whacka fish not whack-a-mole to see if …”

meanings of whack


  1. The backslash, ⟨ \ ⟩.
  2. A share, a portion, especially a full share or large portion.
  3. An attempt, a chance, a turn, a go, originally an attempt to beat someone or something.
  4. The stroke itself, regardless of its successful impact.
  5. The strike itself.
  6. A whack-up: a division of an amount into separate whacks, a divvying up.
  7. A deal, an agreement. It's a whack!.
  8. The sound of a heavy strike.


  1. To kill, bump off.
  2. To beat convincingly; to thrash.
  3. To hit, slap or strike.
  4. To share or parcel out; often with up.
  5. To surpass; to better.


  1. Alternative form of wack (“crazy").

whack frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word whack occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics whack can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that whack can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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