Meaning of Pac-Man in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpakˌman/

proper noun

  • An electronic video game in which a player attempts to guide a voracious, blob-shaped character through a maze while eluding attacks from opposing images which it may in turn devour. It is also the name of the blob-shaped character itself.


1980s Pac, probably a respelling of pack (from the character's action of ‘packing away’ (i.e. eating) obstacles in its path) + man.