Crossword clues for whammy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
often double whammy, "hex, evil eye," 1932, of unknown origin, popularized 1941 in Al Capp's comic strip "Li'l Abner," where it was the specialty of Evil-Eye Fleegle.
n. 1 a serious or devastating setback 2 an evil spell; a curse or hex
Whammy can refer to:
- An evil spell or curse (hex). The term was popularized, though not originated, by the comic strip Li'l Abner. Character Evil-Eye Fleegle put the whammy, double whammy and, in extremis, triple whammy on his adversaries.
- The villain of the game show Press Your Luck, designed by Savage Steve Holland.
- Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck, the 2002-03 US version
- Whammy! Push Your Luck, the Philippine version.
- Whammy! - A 1983 album by The B-52's
- A whammy bar is a colloquial term for a guitar's tremolo arm
- Digitech Whammy - A guitar effects pedal
- A curse put on the opposing team by Dancing Harry
- The catchphrase of Champ Kind, a character in the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Usage examples of "whammy".
When we arrived, he got a decent tip and a whammy to make him forget how he got it.
They all gave me the eyeball and got one right back, but without any whammy behind it.
Maybe this guy would be sober for longer than five minutes, and I could evil-eye whammy him into changing his mind.
The evil-eye whammy had dangled me headfirst in hell, but it had worked.
Manufactured by Bi-Pro Industries, this trap features a triple whammy of pheromone lure, electric voltage and sticky glue trap.
Keir must have thrown a whammy to undo the attraction of the audience, because all three came toward him, asking questions at once.
Tibetan monks of yours teach you some superduper hypnotic whammy you can lay on him?
My old grammy used to say bikes in the street are one of those bigtime whammies, like breaking a mirror or leaving a hat on the bed.
The killer's final touch was diabolical, and not without wit: a fishing lure, the redoubtable Double Whammy, had been hooked through Dickie Lockhart's lower lip.
Until the week before he had seemed welded at the hip to Morgen Bredell, the two the undisputed class king and queen as a classic double whammy: head cheerleader and lead quarterback.
He is the author of Tourist Season, Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue and Strip Tease and with William Montalbano, Trap Line, Powder Burn and Death in China.
She distracted the first uniformed man and put a neat double whammy on the next two, but she simply missed the fourth attendant, who came out of the galley just as Elizabeth reached Fionna Kenmare's row.
Renee was sitting in the stand, a double whammy for her, to miss the race and lose her record.
This, on top of the crutches and the wheelchair, would really be a double whammy.
And the storm looming over his shoulder looked like a double whammy.