thwack


1thwack

transitive verb \ˈthwak\

: to hit (someone or something) hard with a loud sound

Full Definition of THWACK

:  to strike with or as if with something flat or heavy :  whack

Examples of THWACK

  1. A book fell off the shelf and thwacked me on the head.
  2. <thwacked the growling dog on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper>

Origin of THWACK

imitative
First Known Use: circa 1530

2thwack

noun

Definition of THWACK

:  a heavy blow :  whack; also :  the sound of or as if of such a blow

Examples of THWACK

  1. <he gave the ball a hard thwack with the bat and sent it deep into the outfield>
  2. <even from the top of the bleachers we could hear the loud thwack of the ball being hit>

First Known Use of THWACK

1587

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