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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pak]
    • /pæk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pak]
    • /pæk/

Definitions of pac word

  • noun pac Also, pack. a soft, flexible, heelless shoe worn as a liner inside a boot or overshoe. 1
  • noun pac shoepac. 1
  • noun plural pac political action committee: an organization established by a corporation or other special interest to raise money from individuals for a political campaign or other political cause: a labor-union PAC that backs Democratic candidates. See also super PAC. 1
  • countable noun pac A PAC is an organization that campaigns for particular political policies, and that gives money to political parties or candidates who support those policies. PAC is an abbreviation for political action committee. 0
  • abbreviation PAC Pan-Africanist Congress 0
  • abbreviation PAC Pacific 0

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Origin of pac

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
1870-75, Americanism; extracted from shoepac by false analysis as shoe + pac

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Parts of speech for Pac


pac popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

pac usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for pac

noun pac

  • affinity group — a group of persons affiliated with the same organization, college, etc., often receiving certain discounts or other privileges.
  • influence peddler — a person who arranges to obtain favors, as government contracts, from high officials on behalf of others for a fee.

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