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Examples from the Web for ack

Contemporary Examples of ack

Historical Examples of ack

  • 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.'

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