1.) A quick, temporary fix to an urgent problem that is dragging down the progress of a larger project
2.) A hackjob, a quack, someone who is habitually negligent or underqualified
3.) An onomatopoeia for a cough, made by people who are old and/or short of breath
1.) To thoroughly destroy something by chopping it up (eg: with an axe)
2.) To learn and understand a complex problem through a combination of experience, insight, and persistence
3.) To quickly piece together a hack
4.) To type really quickly
"Wow, seems like little Johnny's hacked root on the school's mainframe."
"You should sue that hack for giving Bob three times the recommended dosage !"
"Why don't you give those veggies a quick hack while I prepare the broth"
"He had an essay due in 3 hours, but he managed to hack something up, and got a B for it."
"If you can hack someone's mind, they'll do anything for you."
"Yep, I had some good times before I got m' TB, *hack*hack*"
1. To program a computer in a clever, virtuosic, and wizardly manner. Ordinary computer jockeys merely write programs; hacking is the domain of digital poets. Hacking is a subtle and arguably mystical art, equal parts wit and technical ability, that is rarely appreciated by non-hackers. See hacker.
2. To break into computer systems with malicious intent. This sense of the term is the one that is most commonly heard in the media, although sense 1 is much more faithful to its original meaning. Contrary to popular misconception, this sort of hacking rarely requires cleverness or exceptional technical ability; most so-called "black hat" hackers rely on brute force techniques or exploit known weaknesses and the incompetence of system administrators.
3. To jury-rig or improvise something inelegant but effective, usually as a temporary solution to a problem. See noun sense 2.
1. A clever or elegant technical accomplishment, especially one with a playful or prankish bent. A clever routine in a computer program, especially one which uses tools for purposes other than those for which they were intended, might be considered a hack. Students at technical universities, such as MIT, are famous for performing elaborate hacks, such as disassembling the dean's car and then reassembling it inside his house, or turning a fourteen-story building into a giant Tetris...
a person who is a professional at doing some sort of service, but does crappy work.
man, that tattoo shop is full of hacks.
kyle from scv is a hack at installing stereo equipment.
a clever solution to a tricky problem
to hack is to mod or change something in an extrodinary way
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.
A popular way to catch a ride in more so the NorthEastern side of the nation, in large innercities of high concentration. The person usually stands on the road and says something to the effect "Yo, you got me on a hack, 'round there to a nearby location?" to the driver of the car.
If accepted the driver becomes a temporary cab driver, and usually the hackee is suppposed to give directions, although they are usually trying to be cool, and just point like some dumbasses.
At the completion you give the driver like a small bill like a $5 or $10.
As I said popular in the New York, Philidelphia, and Baltimore regions of innercities. No offense but usally ghettos.
Yo, let me get a hack.
Where ya goin?
Up da block.
A'ight. You gotta gimme Seven tho'. I need me a sandwhich bra'
All the definitions here plus:
As an acronymn for Horses Ass Carrying Keys. Prison slang referring to a prison guard.
Put your pig sticker away. The HACK is coming!
A taxi driver in any city, not necessarily New York. In NYC, hack can also refer to a livery cab driver (cabs that drive in bad neighborhoods where taxis usually don't).
The TV show Hack takes place in Philadelphia.