whammy

Primary Meanings of whammy

1.
n
an evil spell
2.
n
a serious or devastating setback
Full Definitions of whammy
1

n an evil spell

“he put the whammy on me”
Synonyms:
curse, hex, jinx
Type of:
charm, magic spell, magical spell, spell
a verbal formula believed to have magical force
2

n a serious or devastating setback

Type of:
black eye, blow, reversal, reverse, setback
an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

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