1. Working for hire especially with mediocre professional standards.
2. Performed by, suited to, or characteristic of a hack.
3. Hackneyed, trite.
1. A mediocre and disdained writer; SYN. hack writer, literary hack.
2. One who works hard at boring tasks; SYN. drudge, hacker.
3. A saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
4. An old or over-worked horse; SYN. jade, nag, plug.
5. A horse kept for hire.
1. A modification to the code in a program, often made without taking the time to find an elegant solution.
2. A sloppy job. See also kludge (definition 2), patch1.
1. To cough spasmodically; SYN. whoop.
2. To cut away.
3. To fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; SYN. hack on.
4. To informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; SYN. cut.
5. To kick on the arms; in basketball.
6. To kick on the shins; in rugby.
7. To significantly cut up a manuscript; SYN. cut up.
1. To apply creative ingenuity to a programming problem or project.
2. To alter the behavior of an application or an operating system by modifying its code rather than by running the program and selecting options.