Definitions for sad sack

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sad′ sack`(n.)

  1. a pathetically inept person.

Origin of sad sack:

after the cartoon character created in 1942 by U.S. cartoonist George Baker (1915–75)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bungler, blunderer, fumbler, bumbler, stumbler, sad sack, botcher, butcher, fuckup(noun)

    someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

Wiktionary

  1. sad sack(Noun)

    An incompetent or inept person.

  2. sad sack(Noun)

    A perennial victim of misfortune.

Freebase

  1. Sad Sack

    The Sad Sack is an American fictional comic strip and comic book character created by Sgt. George Baker during World War II. Set in the United States Army, Sad Sack depicted an otherwise unnamed, lowly private experiencing some of the absurdities and humiliations of military life. The title was a euphemistic shortening of the military slang "sad sack of shit", common during WWII. The phrase has come to mean "an inept person" or "inept soldier".

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