Thwack Definition

thwăk
thwacked, thwacking, thwacks
verb
thwacked, thwacking, thwacks
To strike with something flat; whack.
Webster's New World

To beat.

Wiktionary

To fill to overflow.

Wiktionary
noun
thwacks
A blow with something flat.
Webster's New World
A heavy slapping sound.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Thwack

Noun

Singular:
thwack
Plural:
thwacks

Origin of Thwack

  • From a variant (influenced by whack) of Middle English thakken (“to stroke"), from Old English þaccian (“to touch gently, stroke, tap"), from Proto-Germanic *þakwōnÄ… (“to touch lightly"), from Proto-Indo-European *tag-, *taǵ- (“to touch"). Cognate with Old Dutch þakolōn (“to stroke"), Old Norse þykkr (“a thwack, thump, blow"), Icelandic þjökka, þjaka (“to thwack, thump, beat"), Norwegian tjÃ¥ka (“to strike, beat"), Latin tangō (“touch"). More at tangent.

    From Wiktionary

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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