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Avoid these words. Seriously. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You never kin tell how ary one of 'em 'll ack under any succumstances.

  • "Qu—," said the duck, and he disappeared before he had time to get the "-ack" out of him.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
  • McGee asked the ack Emma who was making a careful check of the plane.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • But I ain't so much to blame; times you ack like a boy yit, Tom-Jeff.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • I've been a-nussin' of him and the 'ack most the 'ole night.'

  • It lets a whole lot o' things go on that you'd think ought to 'a' been stopped hundreds of years ago by ack of Parliament.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • "Set your guns up agin the wall an' ack nacherul," commanded Mrs. Bolster.

  • "I'm gwineter larn you howter talk ter 'spectubble fokes if hit's der las' ack," says Brer Fox, sezee.

Word Origin and History for ack

British oral code for letter A in wireless and telephone communication, 1898; hence ack-ack "anti-aircraft" (gun, fire, etc.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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