[ US /ˈhwæm, ˈwæm/ ]
[ UK /wˈæm/ ]
  1. hit hard
    The teacher whacked the boy
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How To Use wham In A Sentence

  • Our economy suffered a triple whammy this year - we were hit by Sars, the Iraq war, and then the world economic downturn.
  • Slicked-back hair, a bushy Italian mustache, sleeveless Iggy Pop T-shirt, cut to show his shoulder tats - "wham" across the left, "pow" on the right. Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines
  • All yellowhammers have striking, rusty-coloured, unstreaked rumps which are most attractive.
  • I was happy as a sandboy — beautiful wife, beautiful children, house, secure job, good social life — then, wham, the wife hits me between the eyes with the muscled actor from next door who's been shafting her for months. Disordered Minds
  • Everything was going fine, had a nice girl, money in the bank and whammo!
  • Co-op hits back with its own triple whammy timesonline. Times, Sunday Times
  • BRITAIN'S business leaders were cheered yesterday with a triple whammy of bright economic news. The Sun
  • Everything was fine until, wham, the wire snapped.
  • In this country, unless the weather is severe, the birds frequent open country associating with redwings, blackbirds and yellowhammers.
  • But the Conservatives had launched their Labour double whammy and tax bombshell campaigns months beforehand. Times, Sunday Times
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