hackman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hack +‎ man

Noun[edit]

hackman (plural hackmen)

  1. The driver of a hack
    • 1869, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), The Innocents Abroad, Part 3 of 6[1]:
      But he makes all his calculations with the nicest precision, and goes darting in and out among a Broadway confusion of busy craft with the easy confidence of the educated hackman.
    • 1870, Various, Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 22, August 27, 1870[2]:
      He did not engage the services of any hackman or professional guide.
    • 1898, Henry Francis Keenan, The Iron Game[3]:
      The hackman had taken him to the house where Jones was lying.