Definition of ack emma in English:

ack emma


dated, informal
  • another term for a.m.
    • ‘I plan to spend ack emma hunting butterflies and pip emma reading my favorite American authors, Webster, Scudder, and Gray.’
    • ‘Friday night, 3 ack emma, Menna fell out of her bed onto the bedside table.’
    • ‘On the other hand, I have a vision that this level of participation would involve an awful lot of bleary-eyed ol’ Dad having to stagger off to the pool at five ack emma.’
    • ‘Their hours, which I strongly suspect to be irregular, are 10 in the pip emma to the same in the ack emma.’
    • ‘In two days I am transferred at one in the ack emma to here.’


Early 20th century: signallers' name for these letters.


ack emma

/ak ˈɛmə/