Definitions starting with H

ID #1913

hackle up

[cf. DJE hackle to treat roughly; OED hackle to hack, to mangle by cutting roughly] v. to chop up; to bruise (as in a fight). (Exuma)

-adj. [from past participle of hackle v.] deformed, as by inbreeding: 1970 If ya love, love a while/Make show she en ye Auntie chile/Or ya hackl'up chil'ren/Show ta tell de tale (Wallace 4). (Gen.)

Tags: verb

Related entries: -

Last update: 2010-09-19 23:55
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

Digg it! Share on Facebook Print this record Send definition to a friend Show this as PDF file
Please rate this definition:

Average rating: 0 (0 Votes)

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable

You can comment on this entry. We are especially interested in where you may have heard this word and who you may have heard use this term or specific usage of this word.

Please give example sentences.


Start comment!

Comment of Javan Davis:
The person I interviewed is from Exuma and she is 72 years old. She is familiar with the term "hackle up." She describes hackle up as when a person's clothing is not properly fixed or when they look shabby. Her usage is "those people look hackle up."
Added at: 2014-03-11 01:16