- wham (interjection)
- used to signify sudden, startling action, change, awareness, etc.
Also sp. wham′o
Used to indicate the startling abruptness of a sound, action, or event: “The alarm goes off and—whammo!—we're all at our assigned stations” ( Meg Greenfield )
Origin of whammoAlteration of wham
- used to emphasis the suddenness of an event
- So, I'm driving along when, whammo, a tree falls in front of the car.
wham +"Ž -o