wham

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1wham

noun \ˈhwam, ˈwam\

Definition of WHAM

1
:  a solid blow
2
:  the loud sound of a hard impact

Examples of WHAM

  1. <gave the TV a good wham with her fist, and suddenly the picture came back on>

Origin of WHAM

imitative
First Known Use: 1739

2wham

adverb \ˈhwa-(ˌ)mō, ˈwa-\

Definition of WHAM

:  with violent abruptness <everything was going well; then wham the deal fell through>

Variants of WHAM

wham or wham·mo \ˈhwa-(ˌ)mō, ˈwa-\

First Known Use of WHAM

1924

3wham

verb
whammedwham·ming

Definition of WHAM

transitive verb
:  to propel, strike, or beat so as to produce a loud impact
intransitive verb
:  to hit or explode with a loud impact

First Known Use of WHAM

1925

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