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whack American English

Meaning: to murder, esp. within the context of organised crime

For example:

  • There's a contract out to whack Tony B. because he'd whacked Jimmy S., and he'd whacked Jimmy because Jimmy had whacked Paulie T., and so on.

  • If those Mafia informers don't get protection, they'll be whacked for sure.

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone has been whacked by a hitman, they'll be
  1. sore
  2. sorry
  3. dead

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