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[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. 2018.
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  • 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
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