Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun whammy

2 senses of whammy

Sense 1
whammy -- (a serious or devastating setback)
       => reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye -- (an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating)

Sense 2
hex, jinx, curse, whammy -- (an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me")
       => spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm -- (a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese")

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