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ID #1911

hack

/hak, ak/ [cf. OED hackney to convey in a hackney carriage (i.e. one for hire) obs. → 1784; cf. also OED hack to employ (a horse) as a hack or road-horse] v. 1, to drive an unlicensed vehicle as a taxi: They don't have license. They just go round hacking with they car. (Nassau). (Eleu., Nassau)

2. [US slang idem DAS] to drive a taxi, with or without a license. (Inagua)

3. [perhaps influenced by Scots hack to hawk, peddle CSD] to drive a taxi around looking for a fare: Go hackin' (White).

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Last update: 2010-09-19 23:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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