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vac

[vak] /væk/
noun, Informal.
Origin of vac
by shortening
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  • He checked it over carefully and began shucking his vac suit.

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  • She might or might not have her vac suit on; I knew she had several of them on Ceres.

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  • There was plenty of air still in this corridor, and there was apparently little likelihood of his needing his vac suit.

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  • That evening he heard the Winchester boys making plans for the winter sports at Pontresina in the Christmas vac.

    A Boswell of Baghdad E. V. Lucas
  • It obviously hadn't been a nuclear blow-up of any proportions, or he wouldn't be here now, zipping up the front of his vac suit.

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  • But on the moon nobody responds to an emergency call without a vac suit.

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  • It was a ferociously hot day at the beginning of the summer vac.

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  • Nobody would put on a vac suit and run away like that if he was in his right mind.

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  • Fifteen minutes later, I was walking into the room where I'd left my vac suit.

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  • I glanced at the holster under my armpit, walked back over to the locker, opened it, and took out my vac suit.

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British Dictionary definitions for vac

vac

/væk/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) short for vacation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for vac

1709 as a colloquial shortening of vacation; 1942 as a colloquial shortening of vacuum (v.); 1974 as a colloquial shortening of vacuum cleaner.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for vac

ute

noun

A utility or sport-utility vehicle: The San Clemente is the first sport ute created especially for the mature market/ Sport-utes, which are four-wheel-drive trucks outfitted like boxy station wagons, are being scarfed up by buyers in record numbers

[1943+; the dated instance is from WWII Australia–New Zealand use]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for vac

VAC

ventriculoatrial conduction
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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