a pathetically inept person, especially a soldier, who continually blunders in spite of good intentions.
(US, slang) an inept person who makes mistakes despite good intentions
A singularly inept person, as in Poor George is a hopeless sad sack. This term alludes to a cartoon character, Sad Sack, invented by George Baker in 1942 and representing a soldier in ill-fitting uniform who failed at whatever he tried to do. It was soon transferred to clumsily inept civilians.
- Sad sam
Query language by Lindsay. Sammet 1969, p.669.
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noun 1. night jasmine (def 1).
1. self-addressed envelope. 2. Society of Automotive Engineers. 3. stamped addressed envelope. adverb 1. a Scot word for so1 (sense 1) abbreviation (in the US) 1. Society of Automotive Engineers abbreviation 1. stamped addressed envelope SAE 1. seasonal application efficiency 2. self-addressed envelope 3. Society of Automotive Engineers