Where Does The Term 'Ruck' Come From?

13 August 2019, 12:17

Ruck is german for back
Ruck is german for back. Picture: PA

Where Does The Term 'Ruck', For 'Rucksack', Come From?

Mystery Hour Question

Where does the term ruck, from rucksack, come from?

Name: Mike, Greenwich

Answer 1:

Ruck is German for back, so we just adopted the German word for back, which resulted in 'Rucksack' rather than 'Backsack'

Name: Iain, Luton

Qualification: German Teacher