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Meaning of wham

wham

Pronunciation: (hwam, wam), [key]
— n., interj., v., adv. whammed, wham•ming,
—n.
  1. a loud sound produced by an explosion or sharp impact: the wham of a pile driver.
  2. a forcible impact.
—interj.
  1. (used as an exclamation suggestive of a loud slam, blow, or the like).
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to hit or make a forcible impact, esp. one producing a loud sound: The boat whammed into the dock. He whammed the door shut.
—adv.
  1. abruptly; with startling suddenness: The car ran wham up against the building.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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