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A very funny thing: That movie was such a cack.

Contributor's comments: Cack was the 1950s equivalent to crap, ie., "he laughed so much that he crapped himself".

Contributor's comments: The wider definition is probably synonomous with "laugh". Eg: The play was hilarious - I cacked myself (laughed myself silly).

Contributor's comments: Definitely recall both above usages from schooldays in the 70s and 80s in Melbourne.

Contributor's comments: In the South Australian Mallee cack meant to laugh. We also used cackleberry for a hens egg, I guess because it was the sound a hen made as it laid the egg. You could also cack yourself, meaning to laugh yourself silly.

Contributor's comments: I hear this term used regularly by children here in Brizzy. Usually as a symonym for laugh.

Contributor's comments: A Darwin ABC presenter Annie Gaston uses this word for laugh though I have not heard others use it - but it may be more common in Darwin itself, but I live in the bush.

Contributor's comments: Cack has an alternative use to those described in the dictionary already. The term cack generally is used in place of words such as draw, make or write as in the phrase give use a minute and I'll cack up that report for you... or I cacked up those plans and sent them to you yesterday etc.

Contributor's comments: "Cack" is also used in the Newcastle area.