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Definition of hacking cough noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hacking cough

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌhækɪŋ ˈkɒf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhækɪŋ ˈkɔːf//
 
[singular]
 
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a dry painful cough that is repeated often
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hacking cough