Meaning of whammo in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwaməʊ/


another word for wham
‘There you were, hating the world, hating your agent, hating the current administration, and suddenly - whammo!’
  • ‘So, with no radio and a restricted food and water supply, it's - whammo!’
  • ‘Well, then I'd have to pick it up for him, and he'd say thanks, and then - whammo!’
  • ‘If I don't ‘market myself’ to get a job, then I have no income and whammo!’
  • ‘Everything was going fine, had a nice girl, money in the bank and whammo!’
  • ‘He picked up a platypus and whammo: dose of venom in the hand.’
  • ‘Pretty soon the clouds lifted, and whammo: There in front of me were the Torres, soaring like a giant thumbless hand into the clouds.’
  • ‘One minute you're okay - watching the rugby, maybe - and then suddenly, whammo, you're having a heart attack.’
  • ‘They started things like the First World War, where they thought ‘oh, we're just taking care of some minor little problem here in the Balkans ’, and whammo, things have spun violently out of control.’
  • ‘A fight game, a few beers and whammo… So much for sportsmanship.’
  • ‘Then, whammo, you're hit by a wall of redundancy.’
  • ‘Ever been half way through a hard swim or kick set and all-of-a-sudden, whammo - your calf tightens up like someone just kicked you?’
  • ‘I say the only scandal involving Reese is all yours if you actually walk this earth without catching her whammo performance in Freeway.’
  • ‘Then, look out, whammo, it would all be hauled back again.’
  • ‘Their whammo 30-minute set helped leave a nice funky fresh new wave taste in my mouth.’
  • ‘But when the Minister scratches a bit of an itch, whammo, she is prepared to dump all over them.’
  • ‘The waters of a nearby bubbling brook lasso me in and all of the sudden whammo.’
  • ‘Why is it that just when you think you are on top of things, whammo, along comes something to knock you right down again.’
  • ‘Music, dialogue, and effects are well balanced throughout, but a special nod goes to the whammo effect the surround sound provides during the transformation scene.’
  • ‘Some familiar words, like punch line and payola, first appeared in Variety; a hundred other whammo coinages were popularized there.’