a soft-soled, heelless shoe for infants.

1890–95; of obscure origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

"act of voiding excrement; to void excrement," mid-15c., from L. cacare (see caca).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang Dictionary

cack definition

  1. n.
    dung; feces. (Usually objectionable. See also caca.) : Wipe that cack off your shoes before you come in here!
  2. in.
    to defecate. (Usually objectionable.) : The dog cacked right there on Fifth Avenue.
  3. in.
    and kack; kak. to empty one's stomach; to puke; to vomit. (Onomatopeotic.) : I cacked all night with the flu.
  4. tv.
    and kack; kak. to kill someone. : Frank threatened to cack Veronica if she didn't straighten up.
  5. tv.
    to deceive someone; to shit (sense 7) someone. : That didn't happen! You're just cacking me.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Allowing market signals to work will do more to boost productivity than cack-handed industrial policy.
Of the past six presidents, four have been cack-handed.
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