Origin: 1150–1200; Middle English hacken; compare Old English tōhaccian to hack to pieces; cognate with Dutch hakken, German hacken
Synonyms: 1. mangle, haggle.
Definition: 1.to cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever (something) with or as with heavy, irregular blows (often followed by up or down ): to hack meat; to hack down trees.
2. to break up the surface of (the ground).
3. to clear (a road, path, etc.) by cutting away vines, trees, brush, or the like: They hacked a trail through the jungle.
4. to damage or injure by crude, harsh, or insensitive treatment; mutilate; mangle: The editor hacked the story to bits.
Used in a sentence: “Hula’s irresistible urge to hack off her bangs with the kitchen scissors every month is fueled by either her failure to schedule regular appointments at the hair dresser or her love of crooked bangs.”
Perhaps, this is why Hula’s hair dresser does not always claim Hula as a customer.