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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A moccasin or soft shoe designed to be worn inside a boot.
  • n. A shoepac.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A political action committee, a committee formed by an organization or special-interest group to raise money to support candidates for office or to influence legislation. A PAC provides a legal means for corporations in the U. S. to support political candidates even when direct contributions from corporations to candidates is forbidden by law. In theory, the corporation may not itself contribute to a PAC, but may pay the expenses of raising money from individuals. PACs may also be formed by organizations other than commercial corporations, such as trade associations.
  • n. A kind of moccasin, having the edges of the sole turned up and sewed to the upper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See pack.
  • n. See pack.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. committee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates

Etymologies

Short for shoepac, alteration (influenced by shoe) of pidgin Delaware seppock, shoe, from Unami Delaware chípahko, shoes.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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