Weekday afternoon radio program on Australia's Triple J radio station. Talk back radio.
<I>Let's go listen to some Hack.</i>
by jetta March 30, 2005
To hackey sack, toss around a netted ball filled with beads, you cannot use your hands at all.
Eeeh, it was a calm weekend, we just sat around and hacked.
by Chels March 13, 2005

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 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
A conman, bullshiter, mother fucker who stole your cash, the reason your simple car repair was 3000 dollars, the turd who offers you prizes for attending a timeshare presentaion, that foriegn guy.....
for the average man:
The fucken hack stold me a used condom.

for the british:
That bloody hack took my money

for the negro:
Nigga, u aint hackin me outa no money
by L.F. January 03, 2004
A New York City taxi driver.
I gave the hack a $2 tip for driving recklessly.
by minusbaby September 22, 2003
hacks are stupid douches who suck at everything they do and they think they do everything correct.
mrs. graham is the biggest hack on the planet.
by i hate mrs graham July 17, 2003
The opposite of smooth. If someone has a hack style they arent fluid. IE they screw up all the time like Bode Miller
Bode Miller skis like a hack. You canalso use this word to the mean the way somebody does a particular thing. Ie That guy is a fukin HACK on a skateboard.
by damnfastskier May 30, 2003

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