Someone in the film industry, usually a director, who works on projects solely for financial reasons, rather than creative reasons. It is not about a filmmaker who is simply bad. That is a common misconception.
Jon Peters is such a hack, all he cares about making the film marketable, and not about the characters.
by ajhoax October 02, 2008
to steal, take, or get
"sahn can i hack a ride?"

"nigga wuz goddie with me hackin yo homework"
by grapegirl101 March 02, 2010
to puke. usually caused by drinking to much alcohol
"that kid just had 14 shots of bacardi then hacked"
by robert allens August 17, 2009
In the ghetto when you cant paid for a CAB you call a hack to get you from place to place at a real discount price. This is a local person in your town or city.
Hey do you have any hack's to take me to work
by BTNICE1114 June 19, 2007
To use the sharp end of a hockey stick to whack someone in the shins during a hockey game. It fucking hurts.
Mark: Shit man, that hurt. Ref, he hacked me!
Ref: I didn't see it, keep playing.
Mark: What the hell?! Thats a foul! I don't need this, I'm outie.
by cosmoplitan November 08, 2006
v.

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.

n.

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 game by placing computer-controlled lighting panels in its windows.

2. A temporary, jury-rigged solution, especially in the fields of computer programming and engineering: the technical equivalent of chewing gum and duct tape. Compare to kludge.

3. A cheap, mediocre, or second-rate practitioner, especially in the fields of journalism and literature: a charlatan or incompetent.
v1. I stayed up all night hacking, and when I finally looked out the window, it was 8am.

v2. Some script kiddie hacked into the web server and trashed the database.

v3. I didn't have time to do things properly, so I just hacked together something that worked.

n1. A computerized bartender that automatically mixes your drinks and debits your account? Now THAT'S a hack.

n2. This subroutine is just a hack; I'm going to go back and put some real code in later.

n3. That two-bit pulp writer? Ah, he's nothing but a hack.
by Greenie March 24, 2004
n. a cool nickname
Every guy I know named Hack turned out to be OK.
by dictionary April 09, 2003
The process of putting together inefficient or unsuitable programming code in an effort to quickly solve a problem.
1. I just hacked it together
2. I'm going back to hack some more code
by Carnophage December 15, 2004

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