hex vs whammy what difference

what is difference between hex and whammy

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɛks/
  • Rhymes: -ɛks

Etymology 1

First attested about 1830, from Pennsylvania German hexe (to practice witchcraft), from German hexen (compare Hexe (witch)). The noun appeared later, in the 1850s. Cognate to Norwegian Bokmål heks (witch) and Dutch heks (witch), Dutch beheksen (to bewitch), Old English hægtesse (witch, hag). Doublet of hag.

Verb

hex (third-person singular simple present hexes, present participle hexing, simple past and past participle hexed)

  1. (transitive) To cast a spell on (specifically an evil spell), to bewitch.
Translations

Noun

hex (plural hexes)

  1. An evil spell or curse.
  2. A witch.
  3. (rare) A spell (now rare but still found in compounds such as hex sign and hexcraft).
Derived terms
  • hexcraft
Translations

Etymology 2

Short for hexadecimal.

Noun

hex (uncountable)

  1. (computing, informal) Clipping of hexadecimal.
Translations

Etymology 3

Short for hexagon.

Noun

hex (plural hexes)

  1. A hexagonal space on a game board.
  2. (climbing) a hexagon-shaped item of rock climbing equipment intended to be wedged into a crack or other opening in the rock.
Derived terms
  • megahex

See also

  • (climbing): nut

References

Anagrams

  • exh


English

Alternative forms

  • whammie

Etymology

From wham +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -æmi

Noun

whammy (plural whammies)

  1. a serious or devastating setback
  2. an evil spell; a curse or hex
  3. (colloquialism) the vibrato system of an electric guitar, or just its lever (whammy bar)

Derived terms

  • double whammy
  • triple whammy

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