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
A correctional officer (prison guard).
You keep an on the hack while I hide the hooch.
by Tizzat January 28, 2004
Verb. Meaning to be able to handle/accept/put up with something, generally used in the negative.
Person a: Why did you quit the poetry club?

Person b: I couldn't hack the pretentious angst.
by aecm November 01, 2006
A hack is a type of person, who in any sport, fouls (aka "hacks") other players incessantly. Hacks are usually slower, less able, and all around worse athletes than the people they play with. Hacks typically deny that they are hacking other players by quoting cliches such as "It's part of the game" or "Football is a physical sport", etc. Hacks also get into fights often, since they are fouling, and thus angering, other players, but denying the act. Hacks are also, ironically, the ones who call the most fouls, especially if you push/hack them back.
Person 1:"Man, every time I try to cut, he grabs my arm!"
Hack: "It’s a part of the game, football is a physical game you retard!"

::next play::

Hack: Man why did you push me! That’s a foul!"
Person 1: "You've been pushing and grabbing me all day! I don't want to hear that shit!"

A fight ensues.
by Pete Quinn September 16, 2006
1. A person who has job so notorious to have faux experience and education they immediately qualify as a hack such as an aroma therapist, massage therapist, wedding planner, quantum physicist, self-prophicized shaman, sociologist adviser, color profiler or even those suspiciously expensive caterers.

2. Someone who couldn't get a job in the real world and overcharges for their self-employed services.
"No, you don't need magic lava rocks or green tea oil from some hack - go see a real doctor."

"Why don't you just ask your group what they want instead of hiring some hack to do 'psychographic research'?"

"I am not going to wear a lemon-chartreuse dress just because some hack said it was good for my aura."

"If the yoga instructor feels you up again, you should just admit he's a hack looking for an excuse to get closer to you."

"So, the fortune teller said she could give you more information about your future, and all she needed were the numerological vibes from your social security card – that's not insight – that's called a hack."

"Featuring who? The girl's already got the cords to sing – she doesn't need some token hack rhyming in the background."

"You paid $200 a session for some vibrating hack to play the flute over your 'sacred crystal?!' If I paid $200 for a musician, they better well have studied at Julilliard and bring the entire New York Philharmonic with them… and I'm not going to be smoking no crystal!"
by NoHSDrama February 21, 2010
1) A writer/artist/movie director/etc. who does not give a shit about what they do, who just pumps it out to make a living, thus the work is uninspired and usually not very interesting.

2) To choke on something.

3) Sound made when someone chokes.
1) Some people consider Charles Bukowski to have been a hack. I say phooey to them.

2) Tom hacked on a peach pit.

3) "Hack! Hack! Hack!", Tom went.
by Dimestoreman December 28, 2009
A "Software Engineer" that has no/limited schooling whatsoever and thinks he/she is a "Software Developer/Engineer".
a) Taking one programming class does not make you a programmer it makes you a hack.

b) Making up your own programming guidelines and automatically assuming that Microsoft is moronic makes you a hack.

c) Knowing a lot about several different programming concepts, but not following conventions makes you a hack.
An ugly, nasty, solution chosen usually because of time-constraints, whimsy or incompetence.
We don't know how to do physics in our game right, so we just hacked it.
by Mike November 25, 2003
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