Definition of hackney coachman in English:

hackney coachman

noun

  • The driver of a hackney coach.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Webster (d. ?1638), poet and playwright. From hackney + coachman, after hackney coach.

Pronunciation

hackney coachman

/ˈhaknɪ ˌkəʊtʃmən/