see also: Hackney
  • IPA: /ˈhækni/

hackney (plural hackneys)

  1. (archaic) An ordinary horse.
  2. A carriage for hire or a cab.
  3. A horse used to ride or drive.
  4. A breed of English horse.
  5. (archaic) A hired drudge; a hireling; a prostitute.

hackney (not comparable)

  1. Offered for hire; hence, much used; trite; mean.
    hackney coaches
    hackney authors
    • his accumulative and hackney tongue

hackney (hackneys, present participle hackneying; past and past participle hackneyed)

  1. (transitive) To make uninteresting or trite by frequent use.
  2. (transitive) To use as a hackney.
  3. (transitive) To carry in a hackney coach.

  • (British) IPA: /hækni/
Proper noun
  1. London borough in Greater London, England, where once upon a time many horses were pastured.
  2. A town in this borough.
  3. Surname
  4. One of several breeds of compact English horses: see hackney
  5. (in compounds) (means of transportation): see hackney.

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.008
Offline English dictionary