Associations to the word «Hackney»


HACKNEY, proper noun. A London borough where once upon a time many horses were pastured.
HACKNEY, proper noun. A town in this borough.
HACKNEY, proper noun. One of several breeds of compact English horses.
HACKNEY, proper noun. An English habitational surname​.
HACKNEY, proper noun. (in compounds) (A means of transportation that is) available for public hire.
HACKNEY, noun. (archaic) An ordinary horse.
HACKNEY, noun. A carriage for hire or a cab.
HACKNEY, noun. A horse used to ride or drive.
HACKNEY, noun. A breed of English horse.
HACKNEY, noun. (archaic) A hired drudge; a hireling; a prostitute.
HACKNEY, adjective. (not comparable) Offered for hire; hence, much used; trite; mean.
HACKNEY, verb. To make uninteresting or trite by frequent use.
HACKNEY, verb. To use as a hackney.
HACKNEY CAB, noun. Originally a carriage pulled by a hackney horse, available for public hire.
HACKNEY CAB, noun. Currently a motorised vehicle available for public hire - a modern implementation of the original horse drawn function.
HACKNEY CABS, noun. Plural of hackney cab
HACKNEY CARRIAGE, noun. (British) The official name for a traditional "London"-style taxi; a black cab.

Dictionary definition

HACKNEY, noun. A carriage for hire.
HACKNEY, noun. A compact breed of harness horse.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats