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whack

adjective

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verb - transitive

  • to lay off or fire (dismiss from a job.)
    The entire department got whacked before the earnings report.

    Last edited on Dec 21 2010. Submitted by Bill H from Chantilly, VA, USA on Nov 12 2002.

  • to kill.
                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Citation from "U.S. official resigns over Afghan war", The Washington Post, Karen DeYoung, October 27 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                             

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    Citation from "Meet Juan Doe", Raines (TV), Season 1 Episode 2 (2007) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "There's Something About Paulie", Family Guy (TV), Season 2 Episode 16 (2000) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to kill.

    Last edited on Jan 13 2012. Submitted by Sam B. from Winnipeg, MB, Canada on Apr 11 2006.

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whack-a-mole

noun - uncountable

  • the practice of repeatedly getting rid of something, only to have more of that thing appear. For example, deleting spammers' e-mail accounts, closing pop-up windows in a web browser, etc.
    I've been playing whack-a-mole all afternoon.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

verb

  • To chronically masturbate.

    "Man, Bob would rather grab a couple of videos and go all whack-a-mole on himself than come out with us tonight."

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by Pazuzu from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Nov 06 2009.

origin

  • From the carnival / arcade game that involves hitting mechanical moles with a mallet as they pop up from their holes.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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whack job

  • an extremely erratic or irrational person.
    That girl is a real wack job.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by DJB from Andover, NJ, USA on Sep 12 1998.

  • Mentally ill.
    Jen is totally a wack-job.

    Last edited on Apr 30 2002. Submitted by Fifi from Pontiac, MI, USA on Apr 30 2002.

  • Crazy person - nut.
    That Jerry is suck a whack job, I hope he doesn't go blow up the school!

    Last edited on May 31 2002. Submitted by Michelle B. from Los Angeles, CA, USA on May 31 2002.

  • crazy person.

    Last edited on Mar 24 2003. Submitted by M. J. from Dallas, TX, USA on Mar 24 2003.

  • A wack job is someone who wants to write on your tombstone for you when you believe in death before dishonor.

    Last edited on Dec 22 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 22 2014.

  • A hasty, aggressive, or forced hand job.
    Caressa redefines wack job she flopped it all over.

    Last edited on Dec 22 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 22 2014.

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