From German Low German. Akin to, and possibly borrowed from, Dutch pak.
Pack m or n (genitive Packs or Packes, plural Packs or Packe)
- package, bundle, bunch, (unwieldy) bag
- The plural Packs is more common in speech. The plural Packe is more common in writing.
- The noun is predominantly masculine. At least regionally, it also occurs as a neuter. (For the always neuter noun meaning “rabble”, see below.)
Pack n (genitive Packs or Packes, no plural)
- (derogatory or humorous) rabble, mob, vermin, rascals
- Pack schlägt sich, Pack verträgt sich.
- Rascals beat each other up and rascals make up again.
- Die Fans von [...] sind ein dreckiges Pack!
- The supporters of [football club] are dirty vermin!