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ack-ack

ack.-ack.
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ak]
    • /ˈæk ˈæk/
    • /ˈæk ˈæk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ak]
    • /ˈæk ˈæk/

Definitions of ack-ack word

  • noun ack-ack anti-aircraft fire 3
  • noun ack-ack (as modifier) 3
  • noun ack-ack anti-aircraft arms 3
  • noun ack-ack an antiaircraft gun or its fire 3
  • noun ack-ack antiaircraft fire. 1
  • noun ack-ack antiaircraft arms. 1

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Origin of ack-ack

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
1935-40; for A.A. (abbreviation of a(nti) a(ircraft)) as said by British signalmen referring to sense 2

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Parts of speech for Ack-ack

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ack-ack popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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