Hack writer
Hack Hack, a. Hackneyed; hired; mercenary. --Wakefield. [1913 Webster]

{Hack writer}, a hack; one who writes for hire. ``A vulgar hack writer.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • hack — {{11}}hack (n.1) tool for chopping, early 14c., from HACK (Cf. hack) (v.1); Cf. Dan. hakke mattock, Ger. Hacke pickax, hatchet, hoe. Meaning an act of cutting is from 1836; figurative sense of a try, an attempt is first attested 1898. {{12}}hack… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hack — I [[t]hæk[/t]] v. t. 1) to cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever with irregular, often heavy blows (often fol. by up or down): to hack down trees[/ex] 2) to clear (a road, path, etc.) by cutting away vines, trees, or other growth 3) to damage or… …   From formal English to slang

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