1. excrement; also used fig.
|DSUE (1984) 172/1: late C.19–20.|
|Enderby Outside in Complete Enderby (2002) 345: My underpants filling with bloody cack and the agony of pissing.|
|Burn 32: Treated you like crap. The uniform’s khaki. We were the cack.|
|Liberty Tree 28: The city is a locked yard / that’s caked with grey pigeon-cack.‘Politik’ in|
|Barracker’s Bible 30: ‘Onkaparinga is sticking to the rails like cack to a blanket.’ Self-explanatory.|
|Curvy Lovebox 24: The gaff stinks o’ parrot cak.|
|Crumple Zone 165: Ridge’s baggy pants really do look like they’re filling up with ten kgs of cak.|
|Indep. Rev. 11 Jan. 5: On the other hand, for 750 million quid it’s a pile of cack.|
|Grits 236: A hadter go into the cubicle ferst, like, ter clean, yer know, wipe all the cack away like.|
2. (also kack) nonsense, rubbish [shit n. (4a)].
|Moleskin Joe 160: ‘Con-dew-it,’ mumbled Carroty. ‘Hold your cack!’ Molesking shouted.|
|Curvy Lovebox 80: Groanin’ in advance of the cak I’m gonna hear.|
|Powder 122: The shite we throw away is more tuneful than all that sampled cack Helmet’s fucking with.|
|Guardian Guide 4–10 Sept. 8: It sounds like cack for the Essex boys with big cars, kebabs and chips.|
|Observer Rev. 30 Jan. 9: Pants, shite, total cack.|
|Miseducation of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (2004) 164: The match is probably kack to watch from a spectator’s point of view.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 144: Forget hearin aw that cack aboot fitba n music n whae’s claimed whae n whae’s battered whae.|
3. (Irish) a general term of abuse, a contemptuous term for an individual [shit n. (2a)].
|Mister, A Dublin Childhood 12: Coming here to raise a row, you oul cack you. Blasted oul cow!|
|Curvy Lovebox 79: Shoulda fuckin’ told me y’sly piece o’ cak.|
4. (Aus.) something amusing.
|Canberra Times 19 Sept. 6/5: ‘And remember the time that we made those fling shots,’ it was interrupted with a chorus of laughter as we anticipated what would come [...] ‘and that dag... yeh, ha, Mack, was hit in the back of his head!’ ‘That was a cack and a half’ .|
|Woroni (Canberra) 1 Feb. 10/2: I don’t manage to brake the college distance record, but I brake the hight [sic] record. I vomit 1.42 metres up my door ... whoops, someone else’s... what a cack!!!|
|Chaser (Sydney) 5 Apr. 16/1: The lynchings were an absolute cack. Invariably, the victim would bounce up and down on the end of the rope, mouthing off at his persecutors in a silly, pantomime-type gargling voice, before finally - the crowning glory of any comedic performance - shitting his pants.|
5. rubbish, dirt, filth.
|Indep. Weekend Rev. 26 Dec. 1: Emptied ashetrays, clered out cack and cannes.‘Sir Gawayne and the Grene Knight’ in|
|Underground 7: Look at this cack. It’s all over everything.|
6. (Aus.) someone who has a good sense of humour.
|Harry’s Black Hole ‘Australian Sl.’ 🌐 cack [...] someone with a sense of humour.|
|Ccaz’s Aussie Lingo 25 Apr. 🌐 CACK = have a laugh, someone with a sense of humour.|
a general pej. term, whether of people or things.
|(con. 1954) Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun I iii: Where are they, anyway, the rotten cackbags?|
|Suns of Badarane 231: Lopez is a lousy cackbag of a nigger.|
|Blue Mondays 173: What the fuck are you staring at, you wizened old cack-bag?|
(Aus.) trousers tied at the bottoms when doing farm work.
|1st Aus. Dict. Vulgarities & Obscenities n.p.: Cack-catchers. Trousers tied at the bottoms, often with bowyangs (strings) when using farm equipment, or with bicycle clips.|
a term of insult.
|Donkey’s Years 270: Hasta la vista, cackface.|
|Love & Sleepless Nights [ebbok] ‘Presen’ state?! Whatd'you mean by presen’ state, cackface?’ ‘Well, you're drunk enough tocall me cackface, how's that?’.|
see cock-knocker under cock n.3
see separate entry.
(Aus.) very good [? euph. for shit-hot adj.].
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.|
to beat up severely.
|Scully 26: I’ll get me grandson t’come and kick the cack out of yer.|
|meanmachinesmag.co.uk 12 🌐 Eight levels packed to the gills with meaty mateys and gruesome girlies all waiting to kick the cack out of you.|
|drfc-vsc.co.uk 🌐 They kicked the cack out of us and nobody cared.|