Main definitions of haking in English

: haking1haking2

haking1

Pronunciation /ˈheɪkɪŋ/

noun

  • The action or practice of fishing for hake.

    Recorded earliest in attributive use.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Cape Ann (Massachusetts) Advertiser. From hake + -ing.

Main definitions of haking in English

: haking1haking2

haking2

Pronunciation /ˈheɪkɪŋ/

adjective

dialect Scottish, British, Midlands English
  • Of a person: that spends time loitering or loafing around; idle, lazy; good-for-nothing.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Ralph Thoresby (1658–1725), antiquary and topographer. From haik + -ing.