[hak-muh n, -man]

noun, plural hack·men [hak-muh n, -men] /ˈhæk mən, -ˌmɛn/.

the driver of a hack or taxi.

Origin of hackman

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; hack2 + man1
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Related Words for hackman

hack, cabbie, cabby, cabman

Examples from the Web for hackman

Historical Examples of hackman

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for hackman



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