Nickname for EMTs who have batman style utility belts and carry oxygen tanks in the back of their vehicle, just in case they happen upon a motor vehicle accident.

whack-a-mole = W = whales

whacker n.

[University of Maryland: from hacker] 1. A person, similar to a hacker, who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities. Whereas a hacker tends to produce great hacks, a whacker only ends up whacking the system or program in question. Whackers are often quite egotistical and eager to claim wizard status, regardless of the views of their peers. 2. A person who is good at programming quickly, though rather poorly and ineptly.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Whack"er (?), n.

1.

One who whacks.

[Colloq.]

2.

Anything very large; specif., a great lie; a whapper.

[Colloq.] <-- = whopper -->

Halliwell.

 

© Webster 1913.

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