\ ˈkak, -ä-\

Definition of cack

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 dialectal : to discharge excrement
2 dialectal : vomit


noun (1)
\ "\
plural -s

Definition of cack (Entry 2 of 3)

: dung, muck


noun (2)
\ ˈkak\
plural -s

Definition of cack (Entry 3 of 3)

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cack

Statistics for cack

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cack

The first known use of cack was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Comments on cack

What made you want to look up cack? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to be made up of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!