Hack Hack (h[a^]k), n. [Shortened fr. hackney. See {Hackney}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses. [1913 Webster]

2. A coach or carriage let for hire; a hackney coach; formerly, a coach with two seats inside facing each other; now, usually a taxicab. [1913 Webster +PJC]

On horse, on foot, in hacks and gilded chariots. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence: The driver of a hack; a taxi driver; a hackman. [PJC]

3. A bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge. [1913 Webster]

Here lies poor Ned Purdon, from misery freed, Who long was a bookseller's hack. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

4. A procuress. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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