\ ˈkak, -ä- \

Definition of cack

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 dialectal : to discharge excrement
2 dialectal : vomit
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of cack (Entry 2 of 3)

\ ˈkak \
plural -s

Definition of cack (Entry 3 of 3)

: a baby's heelless shoe with a soft leather sole

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First Known Use of cack

Intransitive verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (1)

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cack

Intransitive verb

Middle English cakken, from Latin cacare; akin to Greek kakkan to void excrement, Middle Irish cacc dung, and perhaps to Greek kakos bad

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Cack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cack. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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