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[wak] /wæk/
a member of the Women's Army Corps, formerly an auxiliary of the U.S. Army.
Origin of Wac
1943 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For my part they can either shoot her or put her in charge of the Wac.

  • It Wac the first time in his life that Tom had ever been charged with a real responsibility, and he waited nervously.

    Tom Slade Percy K. Fitzhugh
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1943, American English, acronym from Women's Army Corps, formed 1943.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Women's Army Corps
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