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Definition of whack-a-mole

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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