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Barrack Hack

(The). A lady who hangs on the sleeve of a military officer, attends all barrack fêtes of every description, and is always ready to get up a dance, dinner, or picnic, to please the officers on whom she dances attendance.

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