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Definition of hack noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(disapproving) a writer, especially of newspaper articles, who does a lot of low quality work and does not get paid much
  2. 2(disapproving) a person who does the hard and often boring work for an organization, especially a politician a party hack
  3. 3an act of hitting something, especially with a cutting tool I was sure he was going to take a hack at us.
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