Wack Meaning: What Does Wack Mean? with Useful Examples

What does Wack mean? What is the definition of this internet slang word? Learn how and when to use Wack with ESL infographic and useful conversation examples in English.

Wack Meaning

What Does Wack Mean?

“Wack” is the most common way of saying, ‘your fake’.

To be wack is to be a joke, a fool, or even lame. Someone will use ‘wack‘ to express dislike about a person and/or object. It is also simply known for being a shortened version of ‘wacky’.

Origin of Wack

Wack‘ was popularized in the 1980s. First becoming well known starting the year 1984 with the birth of the hip-hop generation. Many movies use the word to make fun of the 80s, such as in the 1995 stoner movie ‘Friday’ starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker.

Conversation Examples

How people use the term ‘wack’.

Example 1

  • Guy 1: Yo homie how was your day?
  • Guy 2: Good until my girl left me.
  • Guy 1: She broke up with you before your birthday?
  • Guy 2: Yeah, just one day before.
  • Guy 1: Man that is wack.

A couple of guys having a conversation about how one’s girlfriend broke up with him right before his birthday and the other uses ‘wack’ in a way of saying, ‘man that is messed up‘.

Example 2:

  • Texter 1: Did you see the new Johnny Depp movie?
  • Texter 2: Not yet.
  • Texter 1: It was awesome!
  • Texter 2: Didn’t you say you would wait for me?
  • Texter 1: Yeah sorry.
  • Texter 2: Dude that was wack.

Here you find a couple of friends talking about a new movie and one watches it without the other friend even though they had agreed to watch it together, hurting the one friend’s feelings.

Example 3

  • Girl 1: Look at her shoes.
  • Girl 2: OMG is she really wearing those.
  • Girl 1: Looks like it.
  • Girl 2: They are so wack.
  • Girl 1: IKR

‘Wack’ can also be used to explain clothing or items one may consider being un-tasteful or ugly as you see in this conversation between girls.

  • ikr – I Know Right
  • omg – Oh My God or Oh My Gosh

Wack Meaning Infographic


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