Thwack meaning

thwăk
To strike or hit with a flat object; whack.
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A hard blow with a flat object; a whack.
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To strike with something flat; whack.
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A blow with something flat.
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The act of thwacking; a strike or blow, especially with a flat implement.
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A heavy slapping sound.
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To whack or hit with a flat implement.
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To beat.
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To fill to overflow.

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Origin of thwack

  • Imitative

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

  • 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.

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