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Origin of sad sack
OTHER WORDS FROM sad sacksad-sack, adjective
Words nearby sad sack
Example sentences from the Web for sad sack
Her sad-sack ex, currently busy haunting Chapel Hill bars, continues to escape any real blame.
British Dictionary definitions for sad sack
Word Origin for sad sack
Idioms and Phrases with sad sack
A singularly inept person, as in Poor George is a hopeless sad sack. This term alludes to a cartoon character, Sad Sack, invented by George Baker in 1942 and representing a soldier in ill-fitting uniform who failed at whatever he tried to do. It was soon transferred to clumsily inept civilians.