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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. 2017.
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  • The hackman was already gathering up my traps, and I gave him my trunk-checks.

    The House of a Thousand Candles Meredith Nicholson
  • On our arrival at the hotel, we found the hackman there who had driven us out to Harlem.

    Seek and Find Oliver Optic
  • After awhile the hackman who had driven the second suspicious man returned to his stand.

  • In the harbor of Piræus the hackman will ask the traveler: "Do you want my amaxa?"

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • The hackman thought so, and so did the conductor, and everybody.

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

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • He may invite the lady to take a carriage-ride, and, as has sometimes happened, an accomplice acts in the capacity of hackman.

  • In this sentiment, hackman with all his passion is represented as partaking.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • Tim, the hackman, had an accident to his load before he was ready to start from the camp after dinner.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • 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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