1. [ noun ] one who works hard at boring tasks
Synonyms: hacker drudge
Related terms: unskilled_person plodder labor
2. [ verb ] cut with a tool
Synonyms: chop
Related terms: cut ax chop cut_off chop_down
3. [ noun ] (transportation) a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
Synonyms: taxi taxicab cab
Related terms: car gypsy_cab minicab fleet taxi
4. [ verb ] (computer science) fix a computer program piecemeal until it works
Synonyms: hack_on

"I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"

Related terms: program hacker
5. [ noun ] (zoology) a horse kept for hire
Related terms: horse
6. [ noun ] (writing) a mediocre and disdained writer
Synonyms: literary_hack hack_writer
Related terms: writer Grub_Street
7. [ verb ] cough spasmodically
Synonyms: whoop

"The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"

Related terms: cough
8. [ verb ] (writing) significantly cut up a manuscript
Synonyms: cut_up
Related terms: edit
9. [ noun ] (politics) a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
Synonyms: ward-heeler political_hack machine_politician
Related terms: politician
10. [ verb ] (rugby football,games) kick on the shins; in rugby
Related terms: foul rugby
11. [ verb ] (basketball,games) kick on the arms; in basketball
Related terms: foul basketball
12. [ noun ] (zoology) an old or over-worked horse
Synonyms: nag plug jade
Related terms: horse tire
13. [ verb ] cut away

"he hacked with way through the forest"

Related terms: cut
14. [ verb ] informal: be able to manage or manage successfully
Synonyms: cut

"I can't hack it anymore" "she could not cut the long days in the office"

Related terms: cope
15. [ noun ] a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for hacking the soil
Related terms: tool
16. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6758
17. [ noun ] (zoology) a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
Related terms: saddle_horse
Similar spelling:   Haack