One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Scottish and English regional (northern). A pedlar; = "packman".
2NZ informal= "packman".
nounNew England, United States Regional
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in David Vedder (d. 1854), poet. From pack + -y, after packman<br>1980s. From pack- + -y.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.