a member of the Women's Army Corps, formerly an auxiliary of the U.S. Army.

Origin of Wac

First recorded in 1943
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Historical Examples of wac

  • For my part they can either shoot her or put her in charge of the WAC.

  • It wac the first time in his life that Tom had ever been charged with a real responsibility, and he waited nervously.

    Tom Slade

    Percy K. Fitzhugh

Word Origin and History for wac


1943, American English, acronym from Women's Army Corps, formed 1943.

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