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A taxicab driver. Also called hack2, hacker2.
another name for hack28
1. to cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever with irregular, often heavy blows (often fol. by up or down): to hack down trees.
2. to clear (a road, path, etc.) by cutting away vines, trees, or other growth.
3. to damage or injure by crude, harsh, or insensitive treatment, as a piece of writing.
4. to reduce or cut ruthlessly; trim: to hack a budget severely.
5. Slang. to deal or cope with; handle; tolerate: I can't hack all this commuting.v.i.
6. to make rough cuts or notches.
7. to cough harshly, usu. in short and repeated spasms.n.
8. a cut, gash, or notch.
9. a tool for hacking, as an ax or pick.
10. an act or instance of hacking; a cutting blow.
11. a short, rasping dry cough.Idioms:
hack it, Slang. to cope successfully with something.
[1150–1200; Middle English hacken; compare Old English tōhaccian to hack to pieces, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Middle High German hacken]
1. a person, esp. a professional, who surrenders individual independence, integrity, belief, etc., in return for money or other reward: a political hack.
2. a writer whose services are for hire.
3. a person who produces banal or mediocre work or who works at a dull or routine task.
4. a horse kept for common hire or adapted for general work, esp. ordinary riding.
5. a saddle horse.
6. an old or worn-out horse; jade.
7. a coach or carriage kept for hire; hackney.
a. a taxicab.
b. a cabdriver.
9. to make a hack of; let out for hire.
10. to make trite or stale by frequent use; hackney.v.i.
11. to drive a taxi.
12. to ride or drive on the road at an ordinary pace.adj.
13. hired as a hack; of a hired sort: a hack writer; hack work.
14. hackneyed; trite; banal: hack writing.
[1680–90; short for hackney]
n (US inf) → Taxifahrer(in) m(f)