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"Wack" vs. "Whack" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

They are homophones. However, 'whack' means hitting someone, whereas, 'wack' is an adjective that describes something as bad and abnormal.

Differences

'Whack' is a verb and it means punching someone, while, 'wack' is an adjective that describes something as abnormal. Note that 'wack' is an informal British term. Check out the examples below:

The abuser whacked me hard on the face.

This is so wack, ain't it?

Similarities

They only have similar pronunciations.

Are They Interchangeable?

They have different meanings. So, they cannot be used interchangeably. Compare:

✓ When my brother was young, my mother whacked him with a broomstick.

X When my brother was young, my mother wack him with a broomstick.

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