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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German sac, from Old High German sac. Cognate with Dutch zak, English sack. The sense “man” without doubt partly from “scrotum”, but Sack was also formerly used to refer to the belly or the human body as a whole.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /zak/
  • Rhymes: -ak
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NounEdit

Sack m (genitive Sackes or Sacks, plural Säcke, diminutive Säckchen n or Säcklein n)

  1. a sack; a large bag (especially made of fabric)
  2. (informal) the sack; short for Hodensack (scrotum)
  3. (informal) prick; sod; derogatory word for a man

Usage notesEdit

  • Additional, more informal diminutive forms include western German Säckelchen, south-western Säckle, and Austro-Bavarian Sackerl. The last also means shopping bag in Austrian standard German.

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Further readingEdit

  • Sack in Duden online

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NounEdit

Sack m (plural Seck, diminutive Seckche)

  1. sack

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Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Sack, Dutch zak, English sack.

NounEdit

Sack m (plural Seck)

  1. bag, sack