Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[hak-muh n, -man] /ˈhæk mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural hackmen
[hak-muh n, -men] /ˈhæk mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
the driver of a hack or taxi.
Origin of hackman
An Americanism dating back to 1790-1800; hack2 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hackman
Historical Examples
  • He bids the hackman rein up when he gets to the corner, and wait for him.

    A War-Time Wooing

    Charles King
  • Selena pulled her tall-grass French on a hackman, but there was nothing doing.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • Then I showed him the note signed with his name, which the hackman had brought for Kate.

    Seek and Find Oliver Optic
  • On our arrival at the hotel, we found the hackman there who had driven us out to Harlem.

    Seek and Find Oliver Optic
  • In the harbor of Piræus the hackman will ask the traveler: "Do you want my amaxa?"

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • I called a hackman, for my reading taught me what to do, and I told him to drive me to the Rookery.

    The Jucklins Opie Read
  • hackman at a venture, but knowing Cassavetti, pronounced it an imposition.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • hackman must have seen the fight on the track and made a story of it.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • In this sentiment, hackman with all his passion is represented as partaking.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • Mr. Cradock thinks she had declined to inform hackman how she was engaged that evening.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for hackman


Gene. born 1930, US film actor; his films include The French Connection (1971), Mississippi Burning (1988), Absolute Power (1997), and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hackman

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hackman

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hackman