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wham

noun \ ˈhwam , ˈwam \

Definition of wham

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

Examples of wham in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of wham

imitative


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wham

adverb \ ˈhwam , ˈwam \
variants: or whammo play \ˈhwa-(ˌ)mō, ˈwa-\

Definition of wham

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

First Known Use of wham

1924


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wham

verb

Definition of wham

whammed; whamming
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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