American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of sack1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See sack, 4 and 5.
- n. A short loose-fitting garment for women and children.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as 2d sack, 3.
- n. a woman's full loose hiplength jacket
“I think, ladies call a sacque; that is, a sort of robe, completely loose in the body, but gathered into broad plaits upon the neck and shoulders, which fall down to the ground, and terminate in a species of train.”
“Why, all my things are spoilt; and what's worse, my sacque was as good as new.”
“Her black head kerchief was old and worn, and her clumsily-fitting, coarse cloth "sacque" stood out below her waist as if it were of sheet iron, while her spare skirts fell below it like a drooping flower-bell from its open calyx above.”
“He was an older guy, a little thick around the middle, dressed in a gray sacque suit that was shiny in the elbows and knees.”
“Thousands of women wearing long white dresses and plumes and men clad in dark sacque suits with blue or peach shirts, striped ties, and black bowler hats.”
“Her voluptuous face, raised as if at the approach of one she has been waiting for, is lit up under the shade of the flat Woffington hat by the reflected lights from her dress, a quilted rose-colored slip with lace over it, a black lace apron and mantilla, and a sacque of striped blue silk.”
“And a little while ago, she and Edwina drew a bath for the baby, then, after she was clean, rubbed nursery powder on her behind and dressed her in a flannel sacque.”
“Mrs. Plunkett stood before her wearing a cap and delicate sacque that she must have tatted.”
“Marten in an open-throated shirt, Gabrielle Deschain in a sacque that had slipped off one shoulder, the whole room reeking of what they had been up to that hot morning?”
“The yellow gown was one of my best, a loose, graceful thing made in the modish sacque style, with a wide rolled collar, full sleeves, and a beaded closure down the front.”
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These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
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