Words nearby sad sack
Origin of sad sack
OTHER WORDS FROM sad sacksad-sack, adjective
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.