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hackney

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English

Etymology

Probably from Hackney, formerly a town, now a borough of London, used for grazing horses before sale, or from Old French haquenée (ambling mare for ladies), Latinized in England to hakeneius (though some recent French sources report that the English usage predates the French)

Noun

Singular
hackney

Plural
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hackney ({{{1}}})
  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.

Derived terms

Adjective

hackney (not comparable)

Positive
hackney

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (not comparable) Offered for hire.

Verb

Infinitive
to hackney

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hackney (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make uninteresting or trite by frequent use.
  2. To use as a hackney.

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