: of poor skill or quality : not good or appealing
… while there are skilled moments, there are wack ones as well.Danyel Smith
Tired of wack programs? Let the network heads know what you think. Here's some contact information to get you started.Monique N. Matthews

Examples of wack in a Sentence

that movie was wack, even by the standards of popcorn flicks
Recent Examples on the Web When retrograde is in full swing everything is out of wack, so this is a good way to keep things straight. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 As can be surmised all are certainly wack, but none so much as the original, the video for which finds Banks sprawled on zebra-skin blanket, texting on an iPhone 2, batting broken raps around like cats do half-dead mice. Jonathan Rowe, Spin, 22 Aug. 2023 Unseemly gloom is really wack. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 20 Dec. 2021 My son can't have a wack rapper dad. Alexandra Hurtado, Peoplemag, 17 Mar. 2023 Here is a man who got unconscionably rich off the worst website that has ever existed, a website that has broken brains on a scale previously unimaginable in human history, and here is his stupendously wack vision for the future—and everyone is just going to have to deal with it. David Roth, The New Republic, 22 Dec. 2021 That kid is wack. Evan Waite, The New Yorker, 2 Apr. 2021 That's very wack in 2020, in my opinion. Natalie Morin,, 5 Nov. 2020 As the push to teach this nonsense in public schools continues to this day, parroting the idea to a large audience, even jokingly, is kind of wack. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 13 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History


probably alteration of wacky

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wack was in 1984

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“Wack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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