Whammy definition

wămē, hwămē
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A serious or devastating setback.
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A supernatural spell for subduing an adversary; a hex.

Put the whammy on someone.

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(slang) A jinx or the evil eye.
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An evil spell; a curse or hex.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
whammy
Plural:
whammies

Origin of whammy

  • Perhaps from wham

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