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 for whacker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whacker \Whack"er\, n.
     [1913 Webster]
     1. One who whacks. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Anything very large; specif., a great lie; a whopper.
        [Colloq.] --Halliwell.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  whacker
      n 1: something especially big or impressive of its kind [syn:
           whacker, whopper]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  whacker
  
     [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.
  

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