- to chase and throw back; to retrieve: to shack a ground ball.
Origin of shack2
Examples from the Web for shacked
Contemporary Examples of shacked
Mulligan's character is shacked up with Justin Timberlake, who—in the spirit of the film—delivers a subtly effective performance.Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?
January 20, 2014
He spends his days shacked up in a 400-square-foot converted turkey coop in the backwoods of Maine.Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz on the Doc ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ and Losing Millions
September 11, 2013
I mean this guy was shacked up there since 2005 in a huge fortress situated near a military base.Sundance’s ‘Manhunt’: Three CIA Agents Who Hunted bin Laden Tell All
January 23, 2013
The courier then leads the CIA agents to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Maya believes bin Laden is shacked up.‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Doesn’t Promote Torture
December 11, 2012
It asserted that she has shacked up with singer-songwriter Benjamin Biolay.Carla & Sarko's 'Open' Marriage?
March 10, 2010
Historical Examples of shacked
- a roughly built hut
- Southern African temporary accommodation put together by squatters
- See shack up
Word Origin for shack
- Midland English dialect to evade (work or responsibility)
Word Origin and History for shacked
1878, American English and Canadian English, of unknown origin, perhaps from Mexican Spanish jacal, from Nahuatl xacalli "wooden hut." Or perhaps a back-formation from dialectal English shackly "shaky, rickety" (1843), a derivative of shack, a dialectal variant of shake (v.). Another theory derives shack from ramshackle.
Slang meaning "house" attested by 1910. In early radio enthusiast slang, it was the word for a room or office set aside for wireless use, 1919, perhaps from earlier U.S. Navy use (1917). As a verb, 1891 in the U.S. West in reference to men who "hole up" for the winter; from 1927 as "to put up for the night;" phrase shack up "cohabit" first recorded 1935 (in Zora Neale Hurston).