Cacked vs Backed - What's the difference?

cacked | backed |

As verbs the difference between cacked and backed

is that cacked is (cack) while backed is (back).

As an adjective backed is

(obsolete|slang) put on one's back; killed; rendered dead.




  • (cack)

  • cack


    Etymology 1



    (en noun)
  • A squawk.
  • * 1916 , Frank Michler Chapman, Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America , page 493,
  • for on occasions he gives utterance to an entirely uncharacteristic series of cacking'' notes, and even mounts high in the tree to sing a hesitating medley of the same unmusical ''cacks , broken whistled calls, and attempted trills.
  • A discordant note.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (of a bird) To squawk.
  • * 1990 , P. H. Liotta, Learning to Fly , page 32,
  • Still fluffy with down, she often attacks the other birds, cacking and flashing her wings, or threatens me as I watch through the tiny peephole of the near box.
  • * 2000 , Minnesota Ornithologists? Union, The Loon , Volumes 72-74, page 37,
  • While the Gyrfalcon cacked loudly on each stoop, the owl did not scream.
  • * 2007 , Turk Allcott, Time Leak , page 63,
  • Peckle snitted them off and cacked' at them. Then he flew up by the rope-tie spot and puffed out his chest and then the wrens made another dash for the scraps and he dove down and ' cacked them away.
  • (brass instrument technique) To incorrectly play a note by hitting a partial other than the one intended.
  • The bugler hopes not to cack during his performance.
    The conductor instructed the trumpet section not to cack the first note of the symphony.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) . Compare caca.


    (en verb)
  • To defecate.
  • * 2005 , M. J. Simpson, Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams , page 322,
  • ‘I asked him once if he got nervous before doing it,’ says Astin, ‘and he said he was absolutely cacking himself before going on stage, but as soon as he got there it was fantastic.’
  • (US, slang) To kill.
  • “He tried to shoot me, so I cacked him.”
    * See also


    (en noun)
  • An act of defecation.
  • Excrement.
  • Rubbish.
  • Derived terms
    * cack-handed, cack-house (archaic)

    Etymology 3


    (en verb)
  • (Australian slang) To laugh.
  • I had to cack when you fell down the stairs.
    See also
    * cack up

    Etymology 4

    From cock.


  • (slang) penis.
  • backed


    Etymology 1

    From (back) (verb)


  • (back)
  • Etymology 2

    From .


  • (obsolete, slang) Put on one's back; killed; rendered dead.
  • He wishes to have the senior, or old square-toes, backed ; he longs to have his father on six men's shoulders; that is, carried to the grave.
  • (in combination) Having specified type of back.
  • a high-backed chair
    red-backed shrike
  • (in combination) Having specified type of backing.
  • asset-backed securities

    Derived terms

    * asset-backed