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  1. a soft-soled, heelless shoe for infants.
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Origin of cack

First recorded in 1890–95; of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for cack

Historical Examples

  • Cack′ler, a fowl that cackles: a talkative, gossiping person; Cack′ling, noise of a goose or hen.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


  • Cap'n Eb says he never see a fellow seem scareder than Cack did when he see Ketury a-standin' there.

    Oldtown Fireside Stories

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • I suppose he and Cack got drinking toddy together, till he got asleep, and dreamed it.

    Oldtown Fireside Stories

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Cack, cack, also garrulous gabble intermixed with whistling notes.

Word Origin and History for cack

"act of voiding excrement; to void excrement," mid-15c., from Latin cacare (see caca). Related: Cacked; cacking.

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