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wham

play
noun \ˈhwam, ˈwam\

Definition of wham

  1. 1 :  a solid blow

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1739


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wham

play
adverb \ˈhwam, ˈwam\
variants: or

whammo

play \ˈhwa-(ˌ)mō, ˈwa-\

Definition of wham

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

1924

First Known Use of wham

1924


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wham

verb

Definition of wham

whammed

;

whamming

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to propel, strike, or beat so as to produce a loud impact

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to hit or explode with a loud impact

1925

First Known Use of wham

1925


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