hack·​ma·​tack ˈhak-mə-ˌtak How to pronounce hackmatack (audio)

Word History


earlier hakmantak, probably from Western Abenaki (Algonquian language of New Hampshire and Vermont)

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hackmatack was in 1793

Dictionary Entries Near hackmatack

Cite this Entry

“Hackmatack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hackmatack. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!