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intransitive verb

dialectal : to discharge excrement
dialectal : vomit


2 of 3

noun (1)

plural -s
: dung, muck


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noun (2)

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

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

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

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“Cack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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