croker sack

noun

cro·​ker sack ˈkrō-kər- How to pronounce croker sack (audio)
chiefly Southern US
: a sack of a coarse material (such as burlap)

Word History

Etymology

alteration of crocus sack, crocus bag, of unknown origin

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of croker sack was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Croker sack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croker%20sack. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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