English version

hack in Occupations topic

hackhack2 /hรฆk/ noun [countable] ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š 1 BOTCNa writer who does a lot of low-quality work, especially writing newspaper articles ๐Ÿ”Š A Sunday newspaper hack uncovered the story.2 PGOan unimportant politician ๐Ÿ”Š The meeting was attended by the usual old party hacks.3 a way of using a computer to get into someone elseโ€™s computer system without their permission4 American English informalBOTTC a taxi, or a taxi driver5 CUTan act of hitting something roughly with a cutting tool ๐Ÿ”Š One more hack and the branch was off.6 HBAan old tired horse7 DSHa horse you can pay money to ride on8 British EnglishDSH a ride on a horse ๐Ÿ”Š a long hack across the fields
Examples from the Corpus
hackโ€ข London is, or was, a great refuge for hacks.โ€ข The editor sent one of his hacks to interview the murderer's girlfriend.โ€ข A group of hacks were huddled around the gates, waiting for her to emerge.โ€ข It was heralded by more than one hack as being just another gadget.โ€ข Before the election Davies was considered just a political hack.โ€ข On our wish-list, needless to say, we would name only serious writers, rather than hacks or functionaries.โ€ข the hacks who write TV moviesโ€ข The hacks need any crumb of information to help them have a stab at selecting their probable line-ups.