Definition of Rackensack in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrak(ə)nsak/


(also Rackansack)
informal, derogatory, historical, rare US
  • The state of Arkansas.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Spirit of the Times: a chronicle of the turf, agriculture, field sports, literature and the stage. From Arkansas, the name of a state in the south of the United States, with metathesis in the first syllable and alteration of the ending apparently for the purposes of internal rhyme.