A political appointed flunky who either doesn't want to work or who is so stupid they can't work
That new Assistant Commissioner Martha appointed is a real hack.
by Phakebox August 08, 2005

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Being a hack aka Jimmy b , to be good at nothing
Oh man dont do a boxxy and be a hack
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Hack (v.) -

In graffiti terms, to hack is to take either a pen, pencil, or marker and draw a clear line through another's hard work. Why one might choose to hack another's art is usually justified because the artwork was tagged by an opposing artist or personal rival. In some cases, the art just might not appeal to the "hacker" for numerous reasons.
"Can you hack that throw up over there on that wall next to the street lamp?"

"Wait. Why?"

"No reason. It's just that Paul made it; you know how he pisses me off."
by Romolo October 30, 2005

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A hack is a deeply insulting term that has no connotations of race/culture, sexuality, religion, or gender. Calling someone a hack is a way of saying that person should be excommunicated and put to "social death," which is why comedians that fail on stage feel as if they have been put to, "death." That is why the term hack is generally reserved for bad writers but is also used more colloquially to refer to anyone who claims to be someone that they are not.
He told his girlfriend that he was going to be the lead actor in the play, but when she learned that there was no play--she called him a hack.
by rbdz29 September 20, 2016

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Clever work-around
If you don't have a double A battery, one hack is to get a AAA battery and some aluminum foil.
by BushObama July 03, 2015

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Someone who does something so unbelievable there are no other words to describe it.
Ben Steen is a hack.
by hackstar December 08, 2013

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A hack is someone who, for whatever the reason, does shity work, whatever that work may be. THATS IT
so all of you giving stupid specific definitions like; "a hack is someone who doesn't take the time to change the printer ink"

That, and any other example have been covered, thanks.
I hate when hacks post personal definitions on UB that have already been covered in the general definition.
by Freightrain47 March 28, 2015

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Hack seems to be used by survivalists, preppers, to denote a new trick, tip, or approach to a problem.
Here's a new hack on preserving rice or beans in old soda bottles--they'll last for ten years and be impervious to bugs and vermin. repurpose
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