spack

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a contraction of spastic (as a term of abuse).

Noun[edit]

spack (plural spacks)

  1. (UK slang, pejorative) A clumsy, foolish, or mentally deficient person.
    You spilt beer on your shirt, you spack!

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German spak (thin, dry, brittle) from spake (brushwood). Or from rare Middle Low German spak (tame, calm) from an unknown source.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃpak/, [ʃpakʰ]

Adjective[edit]

spack (comparative spacker, superlative am spacksten)

  1. (regional, Northern Germany, usually of people) thin, scrawny (having an unusually low amount of both muscle and fat)
  2. (regional, Northern Germany, of wood) dry, brittle

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