hacking +‎ -ly


hackingly ‎(comparative more hackingly, superlative most hackingly)

  1. In a hacking manner; brokenly or jerkily.
    To cough hackingly. To laugh hackingly. To weep hackingly.
    The furnace protested long and hackingly like the lungs of an old smoker at an early morning cigarette.
    Magazine illustrations cut hackingly by her tiny, amateur fingers.
    • 1902, Rudyard Kipling, “Wireless”, in Scribner's Magazine, Vol. 32; collected in Traffics and Discoveries, 1904, ebook:
      He coughed again hard and hackingly, as an old lady came in for ammoniated quinine.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XX:
      “So now everything's fine.” I uttered a hacking laugh. “No,” I said, in answer to a query from Aunt Dahlia. “I have not accidentally swallowed my tonsils, I was merely laughing hackingly. Ironical that the young blister should say that everything is fine, for at this very moment disaster stares us in the eyeball.”


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