This page is about the slang term whack

American English


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.


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

a. sore

b. sorry

c. dead
a) sore b) sorry c) dead

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Contributor: Matt Errey