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Whack, one of Fresno's favorite slang terms!

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(verb - adjective) Not right; unbelievable.

Used to indicate that something is off, or unreal.

Jake: “I’m telling you, she threw all Jimmy’s stuff on the front lawn and set it on fire.”

Billy: “Oh man.  That’s whack.”

Jake: “Tell me about it.  I guess he won’t cheat on her again.”

The word “whack” was originally coined by the mafia.  It was used as a covert way of saying someone was killed or was going to be killed.  Because killing is wrong, saying something is “whack” originated as saying that the thing being described is as wrong as killing someone.

Jay-Z’s song “Song Cry” puts whack into its current context.


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