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Definition of "hackwork" [hackwork]

  • Commissioned work, such as writing or acting, done usually by formula and in conformance with commercial standards. (noun)
  • Tedious, monotonous, or uninteresting work of any kind. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hackwork" in a sentence
  • "John Scalzi on media tie-ins: "The assumption that tie-in novels are all hackwork is just that, an assumption ...""
  • "A big payout for our loyal hackwork from the Gnomes of Zurich?"
  • "We accept So Fuck into the club, that means we let in hackwork."