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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wak]
    • /wæk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wak]
    • /wæk/

Definitions of wack word

  • abbreviation WACK wacko. 1
  • adjective wack very bad: All drugs are bad, but crack is wack. 1
  • adjective wack extreme; far-out. 1
  • noun wack Bad; inferior. 1
  • adjective wack very bad 1
  • noun wack friend; pal: used chiefly as a term of address 0

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Origin of wack

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40; perhaps back formation from wacky

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Parts of speech for Wack


wack popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wack usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wack

noun wack

  • figure — a numerical symbol, especially an Arabic numeral.
  • personality — the visible aspect of one's character as it impresses others: He has a pleasing personality.
  • card — A card is a piece of stiff paper or thin cardboard on which something is written or printed.
  • case — A particular case is a particular situation or incident, especially one that you are using as an individual example or instance of something.
  • clown — A clown is a performer in a circus who wears funny clothes and bright make-up, and does silly things in order to make people laugh.

Antonyms for wack

noun wack

  • normality — conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.
  • regularity — usual; normal; customary: to put something in its regular place.
  • standard — something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; an approved model.

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