Definitions of hack


(UK: informal) a journalist, especially a print journalist who writes unoriginal or boring articles

At his best, he was a novelist of impressive proportions; at his worst, he was a hack journalist.


a piece of computer code that provides a quick (and often rough or temporary) solution to a particular problem caused by a piece of software or hardware

The hack provides a quick fix for those unable to enter data on certain websites since upgrading their operating system.


an instance of the illegal access of information stored on a computer, phone, or other electronic device

The hack on Wiredata Systems was traced to a nearby school.