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Whachamacallit

noun

  • A slang phrase for "What you might call it" usually spoken when a person can't describe something or have no word for it. Compare to: Thingamajig, Whoopty-Wam or Doo-Hiccy. Mostly used by Mechanics, Geeks and Engineers. Example: Jason can you grab my [Whachamacallit] out the glove compartment for me? You me your registration? Yeah my registration..Thanks

    Last edited on Jun 25 2018. Submitted by Jaye-Supreme on Jun 25 2018.

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whack

adjective

other

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 censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "The Prince of Wails", Sliders (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 (1995) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    Citation from "Meet Juan Doe", Raines (TV), Season 1 Episode 2 (2007) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "There's Something About Paulie", Family Guy (TV), Season 2 Episode 16 (2000) censored in hope of resolving 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 May 31 2016. 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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