Hackum

(Captain). A thick-headed bully of Alsatia, impudent but cowardly. He was once a sergeant in Flanders, but ran from his colours, and took refuge in Alsatia, where he was dubbed captain. (Shadwell: Squire of Alsatia.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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