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Re: Sacked out

Posted by Smokey Stover on September 15, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Sacked out posted by Smokey Stover on September 15, 2004

: : : He just sacked out=He fell asleep?

: : : any other connotations?
: : : thansk

: : Lay down to sleep, went to bed. That he then fell asleep is a pretty safe assumption. SS

: "Sack" is slang for bed, or wherever you lay your head to go to sleep. To "hit the sack" means go to bed, or lie down somewhere to sleep. A sleeping bag is literally a sack, so perhaps there's a connection. SS

Wrong again! The word has no connection with sleeping bag. The term was used on ships in the 19th century to mean hammock or bunk (OED), to be in which was to be in the sack. A more modern use is to be "good in the sack," which does not, I hope, require an etymology. SS