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WAAC

or W.A.A.C

[wak] /wæk/
noun
1.
U.S. Military.
  1. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps: founded during World War II.
  2. a member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.
    Compare Wac.
2.
British.
  1. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps: founded in 1917.
  2. a member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.
    Compare WRAC.
Origin of WAAC
1942
1942 for def 1
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Historical Examples
  • They "answer," as the rest of the WAAC machinery does, extremely well.

    The Sword of Deborah F. Tennyson Jesse
  • And the spirit of the WAAC—the khaki girl—is the spirit of her brother.

    Women and War Work

    Helen Fraser
  • Our last maid left us to be a WAAC and has not been seen since in the precincts of domestic servitude.

  • Every WAAC who goes to France is like the pawn who attains the top of the chessboard and is exchanged for a more valuable piece.

    The Sword of Deborah F. Tennyson Jesse
  • And the WAAC officers, of course, have their own private rooms, though the girls sleep in dormitories.

    The Sword of Deborah F. Tennyson Jesse
British Dictionary definitions for WAAC

WAAC

/wæk/
noun acronym (formerly)
1.
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
2.
Also called waac. a member of this corps
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