put the whammy on someone

Definition of put the whammy on someone

informal

  1. :  to cause someone to have bad luck Talking about his winning streak must have put the whammy on him, because he lost the next day.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

whammyplay
  1. :  a supernatural power bringing bad luck

    :  a magic curse or spell :  jinx, hex

    :  a potent force or attack

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody


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