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hackney

1

[ hak-nee ]

noun

, plural hack·neys.
  1. Also called hackney coach. a carriage or coach for hire; cab.
  2. a trotting horse used for drawing a light carriage or the like.
  3. a horse used for ordinary riding or driving.
  4. (initial capital letter) one of an English breed of horses having a high-stepping gait.


adjective

  1. let out, employed, or done for hire.

verb (used with object)

  1. to make trite, common, or stale by frequent use.
  2. to use as a hackney.

Hackney

2

[ hak-nee ]

noun

  1. a borough of Greater London, England.

hackney

1

/ ˈhæknɪ /

noun

  1. a compact breed of harness horse with a high-stepping trot
    1. a coach or carriage that is for hire
    2. ( as modifier )

      a hackney carriage

  2. See hack
    a popular term for hack 2


verb

  1. tr; usually passive to make commonplace and banal by too frequent use

Hackney

2

/ ˈhæknɪ /

noun

  1. a borough of NE Greater London: formed in 1965 from the former boroughs of Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, and Hackney; nearby are Hackney Marshes, the largest recreation ground in London. Pop: 208 400 (2003 est). Area: 19 sq km (8 sq miles)

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Derived Forms

  • ˈhackneyism, noun

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Other Words From

  • hackney·ism noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hackney1

1300–50; Middle English hakeney, special use of placename Hackney, Middlesex, England

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hackney1

C14: probably after Hackney , where horses were formerly raised; sense 4 meaning derives from the allusion to a weakened hired horse

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Example Sentences

Located in a former call center in the London borough of Hackney, it’s home to the Last Tuesday Society, which was originally founded in 1873 by a Harvard student.

She later enrolled in the Originate Actor Training program at Theatre Peckham and was discovered at the age of 15 by Rocks director Sarah Gavron during her casting search for potential roles at schools in Hackney and Newham.

It has hubs in South Kensington, Fulham and Hackney, and says it plans to open 20 further hubs, covering central London and Zone 2, by the summer.

Mitshel Ibrahim and the staff at Ombra in Hackney have spent the year responding not just to government mandates, but the needs of its customers in real time through corona-time

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Situated in hipster Hackney, the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History opens to the public on Wednesday.

A rather wonderful tribute to Joan Rivers greeted commuters at Hackney Wick Overground station in London this morning.

Commuters at Hackney Wick greeted by fond tribute to the late comedienne.

Like Hackney, Taylor Bickford has mostly worked to get Republicans elected.

“We are involved in a super PAC trying to help [Republican Senate contender] Dan Sullivan beat Mark Begich,” says Hackney.

Edward sent him to London, 'fettered on a hackney,' to undergo the same barbarous death as his heroic brother.

The old days of comfortable hackney-carriages in hundreds about the Manila streets, at 50 cents Mex.

The word in former times meant merely a hackney, or horse adapted for the road.

So my wife and I took leave of my Ladies, and home by a hackney-coach, the easiest that ever I met with, and so to bed.

He hailed a hackney cab on its way to a neighboring stand, and jumped into it with an air of affected indifference.

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