Fack Definition


(UK dialectal) One of the four stomachs of a ruminating animal; rumen; paunch.


Origin of Fack

  • From Middle English *fak, fec, fæc (“space, compartment”), from Old English fæc (“space of time, while, division, interval; period of five years, lustrum”), from Proto-Germanic *faką (“division, department, space”), from Proto-Indo-European *pÀǵ- (“to fasten, fix”). Cognate with West Frisian fek, Dutch vak (“section, compartment”), German Fach (“compartment”), Swedish fack (“compartment, box, department”), Latin pangō (“fasten, fix”).

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