Definition of hackster in English:

hackster

Pronunciation /ˈhakstə/

noun

  • A violent criminal, especially one who fights with a sword or knife; a cut-throat, a murderer; a thug. Compare "hack""hacker". Now archaic and rare (only in historical contexts).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Edward Hake (fl. 1564–1604), lawyer and satirist. From hack + -ster.