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Meaning of "hack writer" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HACK WRITER

hack writer  [hæk ˈraɪtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HACK WRITER

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Hack writer is a noun.
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WHAT DOES HACK WRITER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hack writer

Hack writer is a colloquial and usually pejorative term used to refer to a writer who is paid to write low-quality, rushed articles or books "to order", often with a short deadline. In a fiction-writing context, the term is used to describe writers who are paid to churn out sensational, lower-quality "pulp" fiction such as "true crime" novels or "bodice ripping" paperbacks. In journalism, the term is used to describe a writer who is deemed to operate as a "mercenary" or "pen for hire", expressing their client's political opinions in pamphlets or newspaper articles. So-called "hack writers" are usually paid by the number of words in their book or article; as a result, hack writing has a reputation for quantity taking precedence over quality.

Definition of hack writer in the English dictionary

The definition of hack writer in the dictionary is a writer of undistinguished literary work produced to order.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HACK WRITER


baryta
bəˈraɪtə
copyrighter
ˈkɒpɪˌraɪtə
copywriter
ˈkɒpɪˌraɪtə
letter-writer
ˈlɛtəˌraɪtə
nonwriter
ˌnɒnˈraɪtə
reiter
ˈraɪtə
rewriter
riːˈraɪtə
rhyta
ˈraɪtə
righter
ˈraɪtə
Ruyter
ˈraɪtə
screenwriter
ˈskriːnˌraɪtə
scriptwriter
ˈskrɪptˌraɪtə
skywriter
ˈskaɪˌraɪtə
songwriter
ˈsɒŋˌraɪtə
speechwriter
ˈspiːtʃraɪtə
sportswriter
ˈspɔːtsraɪtə
teletypewriter
ˌtɛlɪˈtaɪpˌraɪtə
typewriter
ˈtaɪpˌraɪtə
underwriter
ˈʌndəˌraɪtə
writer
ˈraɪtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HACK WRITER

hack
hack hammer
hack off
hack reporter
hack to bits
hack writing
hackable
hackamore
hackberries
hackberry
hackbolt
hackbut
hackbuteer
hackbutter
hacked off
hackee
hacker
hackerazzi
hackery
hackette

WORDS THAT END LIKE HACK WRITER

CD writer
cowriter
crime writer
DVD writer
electric typewriter
electronic typewriter
feature writer
ghost writer
horror writer
insurance underwriter
liter
lyric writer
manual typewriter
memoriter
prose writer
serial writer
short story writer
sign writer
singer-songwriter
sports writer
story writer

Synonyms and antonyms of hack writer in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «hack writer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HACK WRITER

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Translator English - Chinese

御用文人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escritor de tapadera
570 millions of speakers

English

hack writer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेखक हैक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكاتب المأجور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рубить писатель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escritor corte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লেখক হ্যাক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

écrivain piratage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penulis hack
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lohnschreiber
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハック作家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

해킹 작가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Writer hack
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Hack nhà văn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹேக் எழுத்தாளர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेखक खाच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yazar kesmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scrittore trucco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hack, pisarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рубати письменник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scriitor hack
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hack συγγραφέας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hack skrywer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hacka författare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hack forfatter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hack writer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HACK WRITER»

The term «hack writer» is normally little used and occupies the 143.422 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HACK WRITER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hack writer

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HACK WRITER»

Discover the use of hack writer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hack writer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Witte's End (A Comedy in Two Acts)
Peter Witte, hack writer. B movie scripts, horror films, trash on demand. (Beat) Just another hack writer hacking out a living. CAROL Peter, you've got to snap out of this blue funk. You're not a hack. You're a very good writer. Bits and Pieces is ...
Evan Keliher
2
THEATRE ARTS ON ACTING
This is surely to turn the art of acting, as the hack-writer turns the art of literature, into a trade. Mention of the hack-writer will remind you that I do not suggest that this trading in the surface tricks of an art is confined to actors. There are, of course , ...
Laurence Senelick, 2013
3
Windows of the Imagination: Essays on Fantastic Literature
Should anyone grumble, "Schweitzer is a lousy hack writer," I can only nod in agreement. Readers profess to like my other stuff, but my hack writing has never reached a readership and probably won't. Let me explain. There are two novels in ...
Darrell Schweitzer, 1998
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A Companion to Medieval Popular Romance
49 The hack-writer, whether crude or not, is a figure that has often been evoked by critics to explain the 'orally coloured' style of the Middle English popular romance. How are we to imagine such a figure? He is not just a translator or a writer, ...
Raluca L. Radulescu, Cory James Rushton, 2011
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Pulp Writer: Twenty Years in the American Grub Street
Is a pulp writer the same as a hack writer? Sometimes, but there are hack writers in the slicks too. Many of the present- day big names got their start in the pulps. Some are proud of having fought their way up, and others, curiously enough, are  ...
Paul S. Powers, Laurie Powers, 2007
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The Modern Anglo-Bengali Dictionary: In 6 Volumes
Hired; mercenary; as, a litick writer ; 3t$1?ffl1 ; in«P('F ; croirei'it i Hack work— Work done by a hired drudge ; the work of a literary hack ; (3f1C=lR^'a ^t^; «3=fc< st'l c*i»!i:*5i *tsi i Hack writer— One who writes for hire; CUffta <.5I«W, CT ^t5f ^Hl i ...
Charuchandra Guha, 2007
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Written in Blood: Fatal Attraction in Enlightenment Amsterdam
called Jannetje, Van Gogh's sympathizer identified the fictional couple as the notorious hack writer and his wife.5 Another contemporary source, however, denies Hoefnagel's authorship of the biography. According to this source, the hack ...
Petrus Cornelis Spierenburg, 2004
8
The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel
15 This emphatically practical attitude toward authorship emerged from Thackeray's long career as a “hack writer,” or writer for hire. In Pendennis, Thackeray describes the hack writer as “Pegasus in harness,” an image that yokes a mythic ...
Julia Sun-Joo Lee Assistant Professor Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), 2010
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English Literature in the Age of Chaucer
A. monastic. hack-writer? In conclusion, I will briefly return to Lydgate's 'minor' poetry because it is here that, at a glance, we get an idea ... ballads and roundels ; other. 144 English Literature in the Age of Chaucer A monastic hack-writer?
Dieter Mehl, 2014
10
Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors
In the mid- 18th cent., the adj. hackneyed appeared with the meaning "lacking in freshness" — like the worn-out jade (q.v.) but referring to writing that was stale or trite. In the late-18th cent., the term hack writer was first used to refer to someone  ...
Robert Allen Palmatier, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HACK WRITER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hack writer is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why is Death From Above 1979''s Album Art for "Virgins" so …
Of course, I'm not an artist, I'm just some hack writer so maybe I'm not the best person to comment on artistic intent. It is summer after all, and ... «Noisey, Jul 15»
2
My Philosophy
Fuck the goddamn Northwest Front, and fuck that funky fedora-wearing fuck of a hack writer fuck who leads them. Fuck the white supremacist ... «TheStranger.com, Jul 15»
3
Al Bruce: Navigating life's bumpy sidewalks
Before anyone starts weeping for an afflicted hack writer, consider a wonder medication named carbidopa-levodopa or what pharmacists call ... «Dansville-Genesee Country Express, Jul 15»
4
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?: A Perfectly Honest Nina …
Most times they take a lot of dramatic license, but with a story as controversial as Simone's only a hack writer and director would feel the need to ... «Movie TV Tech Geeks News, Jul 15»
5
Film... Our man in Vienna: Making 'The Third Man'
Martins is a hack writer of pulp westerns who comes to Vienna to look for his old college chum, Harry Lime. He arrives just in time to attend ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
6
Film Review: 'The Third Man'
Holly's own livelihood depends on penny westerns with a straight-talking sheriff in a lawless town. He is far more ineffectual than that; a hack writer and a drunk, ... «CineVue, Jun 15»
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NFL's top quarterback franchise? Historical countdown from No. 32 …
Brady is only surpassed by Joe Montana in the pecking order of all-time quarterbacks, at least in the mind of this hack writer. Grogan once held ... «NFL.com, Jun 15»
8
Patriots ranked No. 13 among all-time QB franchises
"Brady is only surpassed by Joe Montana in the pecking order of all-time quarterbacks, at least in the mind of this hack writer," Harrison noted. «247Sports, Jun 15»
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Discoveries: The (toilet) seat of power is found in San Francisco
Hack Writer at Work.” Mike Brennan (“Electric Girl”): “Foolish Humans! Robo Blammo Needs No Toilet!” Peter Gross (“Lucifer”): “Only two things ... «Sacramento Bee, Jun 15»
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Mystery By Jane Austen Relative 'The Incredible Crime' Will Be …
Lest you think Austen-Leigh was some hack writer just trying to make a dime off of her connection to her famous historical relative, it turns out she actually had ... «Bustle, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hack writer [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hack-writer>. Jul 2020 ».
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