sac (n.)

"biological pocket or receptacle," 1741, from French sac, from Latin saccus "bag" (see sack (n.1)). English sack for "a sack-like part of the body" is from mid-14c.


central Algonquian people who lived near the upper Mississippi before the 1832 Black Hawk War, from French Canadian Saki, probably a shortened borrowing of Ojibwa (Algonquian) /osa:ki:/, literally "person of the outlet" (of the Saginaw River, which itself contains their name, and means literally "in the Sac country").

updated on October 31, 2021

Definitions of sac from WordNet
sac (n.)
an enclosed space;
Synonyms: pouch / sack / pocket
sac (n.)
a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule;
Synonyms: theca
sac (n.)
a structure resembling a bag in an animal;
Sac (n.)
a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in Wisconsin in the Fox River valley and on the shores of Green Bay;
Synonyms: Sauk
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