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  • noun A Google search result consisting of a single hit, in response to a search on two words which were not enclosed in quotation marks.

Etymologies

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Google +‎ whack. Coined by Gary Storm on 8 January 2002.

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  • post your whacks or inspired combos! snooker bunlap got 4.

    February 15, 2007

  • It's almost impossible to get a googlewhack that qualifies any more, because of the proliferation of sites which just contain wordlists. about a year ago I had good success with combinations involving one or other of the words syllabub or chupacabra

    February 15, 2007

  • When you type "mepose balkie" into google, it says "Did you mean: jepose balki" When you click on that, it's a googlewhack!

    February 20, 2007

  • AZ: your last post has a faintly surreal quality about it. I think it would be many reincarnations hence before I would be moved to type "mepose balkie" into a google search.

    February 27, 2007

  • re-reading it, it does have a faintly surreal quality. What's weirder is that, when you type "mepose balki" into google, it doesn't always give you the same "Did you mean:"

    I've also discovered that if you post your googlewhacks here, they're googlewhacks no longer.

    March 5, 2007

  • Well, DAMMIT, we can't have nice things!!

    March 5, 2007

  • True, AZ! I've discovered that too. We've become googlisites (subjects of search results found on Google). Go on...try Googling one of your Wordie lists. *sigh*

    March 5, 2007

  • If you post your googlewhacks almost anywhere, you run the risk of compromising their googlewhackery (almost by definition, no?)

    March 6, 2007

  • googlewhackery. Highlight that shit.

    March 6, 2007

  • I first heard this word in an interview with Dave Gorman on the BBC. He traveled the world looking for other googlewhackers and wrote a book about it.

    April 15, 2007