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Hack (verb neuter)

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To Hack. v.n. To hackney; to turn hackney or prostitute. Hanmer.

I could be knighted. — What! thou liest. Sir Alice Ford, these knights will hack, and so thou shouldst alter the article of thy gentry. Shakesp. Merry Wives of Windsor.

Sources: Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Hack (verb neuter)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 3, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5136.



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