Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
1. A forceful, resounding blow.
2. The sound of such a blow.
v. whammed, wham·ming, whams
To strike or crash into with resounding impact.
To collide or strike with great force.
Used to indicate the sound of a forceful blow or collision.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a forceful blow or impact or the sound produced by such a blow or impact
an exclamation imitative of this sound
vb, whams, whamming or whammed
to strike or cause to strike with great force
[C20: of imitative origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., v. whammed, wham•ming. n.
1. a loud sound produced by an explosion or sharp impact.
2. a forcible impact.v.t., v.i.
3. to hit or make a forcible impact, esp. so as to produce a loud sound.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: whammed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||wham - hit hard; "The teacher whacked the boy"|
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
1. A sudden sharp, powerful stroke:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A. EXCL wham! → ¡zas!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
wham[ˈhwæm] excl → vlan
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
interj → wumm
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
wham[wæm] excl (fam) → bang
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995