The action or practice of fishing for hake.
Recorded earliest in attributive use.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Cape Ann (Massachusetts) Advertiser. From hake + -ing.
adjectivedialect Scottish, British, Midlands English
Of a person: that spends time loitering or loafing around; idle, lazy; good-for-nothing.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Ralph Thoresby (1658–1725), antiquary and topographer. From haik + -ing.