Sack

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zak/
  • Rhymes: -ak
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Noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

  • 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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Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Sack in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sack m (plural Seck, diminutive Seckche)

  1. sack

Further reading[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Sack, Dutch zak, English sack.

Noun[edit]

Sack m (plural Seck)

  1. bag, sack