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Meaning of "hack writing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HACK WRITING

hack writing  [hæk ˈraɪtɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HACK WRITING

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determiner
exclamation
Hack writing is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HACK WRITING 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HACK WRITING


copywriting
ˈkɒpɪˌraɪtɪŋ
exciting
ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ
fighting
ˈfaɪtɪŋ
freewriting
ˈfriːˌraɪtɪŋ
handwriting
ˈhændˌraɪtɪŋ
inviting
ɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ
lighting
ˈlaɪtɪŋ
newswriting
ˈnjuːzˌraɪtɪŋ
playwriting
ˈpleɪˌraɪtɪŋ
prewriting
priːˈraɪtɪŋ
screenwriting
ˈskriːnraɪtɪŋ
scriptwriting
ˈskrɪptˌraɪtɪŋ
self-righting
ˌsɛlfˈraɪtɪŋ
skywriting
ˈskaɪˌraɪtɪŋ
songwriting
ˈsɒŋˌraɪtɪŋ
Speedwriting
ˈspiːdˌraɪtɪŋ
sportswriting
ˈspɔːtsˌraɪtɪŋ
typewriting
ˈtaɪpˌraɪtɪŋ
underwriting
ˈʌndəˌraɪtɪŋ
writing
ˈraɪtɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HACK WRITING

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE HACK WRITING

accounting
auditing
awaiting
backbiting
counterfeiting
creative writing
editing
government in waiting
inhibiting
lady-in-waiting
limiting
no waiting
recruiting
siting
soliciting
suiting
uninviting
visiting
vomiting
waiting
whiting

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

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Translation of «hack writing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HACK WRITING

Find out the translation of hack writing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hack writing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hack writing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

破解写作
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hackear la escritura
570 millions of speakers

English

hack writing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेखन हैक
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الإختراق الكتابة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

взломать написание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hackear escrita
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হ্যাক লিখন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pirater écrit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penulisan hack
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hack Schreiben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

書き込みをハック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쓰기를 해킹
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hack tulisan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Hack bằng văn bản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹேக் எழுதுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेखन लिहा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yazma kesmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

incidere scrittura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

włamać pisanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зламати написання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hack scris
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hack γραφής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hack skriftelik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hacka skrift
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hack skriving
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hack writing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HACK WRITING»

The term «hack writing» is used very little and occupies the 192.212 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HACK WRITING» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HACK WRITING»

Discover the use of hack writing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hack writing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hack Writing & Other Stories
These 17 stories which first appeared in the Chicago Reader, cover everything from art to taxicabs.
Jack Clark, 2012
2
The Westminster Review
If Mr. Dangerfield simply means to say that hack-writing is better paid than it was in J ohnson's day, well and good. But to say that hack-writing —-and by this we understand writing for newspapers and publishers—is a lucrative and ...
‎1876
3
Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, ...
A lot of possible writing jobs fall into this category, though, so I think I'll include it here both as warning and definition. Hack writing, simply put, is writing for money in the way that contract killing is killing for money or prostitution is sex for money.
Bill Roorbach, 2008
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The Forum
This is the paragraph which appears quite generally to have offended the professional writers: “ Hack writing is the most unprofitable of all employments, and, in some respects, the most undignified. It is unprofitable because the work cannot ...
‎1895
5
The Editor
Hack writing, certainly, yet remember that my publicity work was bringing in good money all the time that I was sending out chance arrows. Not until my marriage to an oil man brought me to Texas this fall did I completely sever connections with ...
‎1920
6
John Brunner
B R U N N E R: I admire Bob Silverberg's talent tremendously; very few writers have the degree of talent that can support them through years of hack writing. I mean hack writing in the best sense; that is, writing on commission. He wasn't by any ...
Jad Smith, 2012
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Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel
The rapidity of hack writing created pressures on writers that both compromised integrity and decreased literary quality. David Riede's analysis of Carlyle's struggle in the 1820s to earn a living as a “man of letters” documents how difficult it was ...
Emily Blair, 2012
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Regulating Confusion: Samuel Johnson and the Crowd
First, it appears in the comparison Johnson makes between hack writing and manual labor. Manual labor, in Johnson's presentation, produces what economists call use value: it satisfies natural needs. But hack writing produces what they ...
Thomas Reinert, 1996
9
The Bookman
So much did he rely on this, that the manufacture of foreign news was by no means uncommon in times of scarcity. Almost all of the band of poets who earned the major part of their living in the theatre were glad to do jobs of hack-writing.
‎1913
10
Popular Fictions
A hack writing to order required a bookseller sedulously sniffing the wind before venturing an edition, like Jacob Tonson beating down the price of Paradise Lost with the observation that the times 'were not propitious to blank verse upon a ...
Peter Humm, Paul Stigant, Peter Widdowson, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HACK WRITING»

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1
The Unexpected Feminism Of "Magic Mike XXL"
It has occasionally hack writing, over the top sentimentality, insane circumstances – and it's gotten flack for that. But fuck that noise – it's part of ... «The Frisky, Jul 15»
2
NBA Free Agency: Spurs Biggest Winners, Landing Aldridge; Lakers …
I get it, hack reporting like this needs hack writing. I didn't know TMZ started writing for Forbes magazine!? “”How much have the Knicks' fallen ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Mortimer Snerd, Publisher
No hack writing for Pravda, no acolyte of Chairman Mao ever hewed more slavishly to the party line than does the RNC's Comrade Joe. «The New American, Jun 15»
4
Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Book hung heavily over St. Norbert …
People seemed to like the first book; nobody said, “Why is this hack writing about the New Yorker?” So I was a little less worried about that with ... «WeAreGreenBay.com, May 15»
5
What the Gregs (Sheridan and Hunt) don't get about emissions …
Nobody, He just a washed up third rate conservative hack writing for a paper with a plummeting circulation. by Sharkie on Apr 24, 2015 at 9:09 ... «Crikey, Apr 15»
6
Damon Lindelof Renews Deal With Warner Bros. TV, Will He Return …
Surprised he can still get a deal after he basically destroyed the Lost property with his hack writing. Davey • on Apr 22, 2015 2:10 pm. Didn't he ... «Deadline, Apr 15»
7
Leighton Meester helps sell the overwritten Like Sunday, Like Rain
Like Sunday, Like Rain sounds like the title of a good short story, but the film opens like a bad one, using a hack writing move twice over by ... «A.V. Club Denver/Boulder, Mar 15»
8
Eddie Izzard has a world to share
You don't do hack writing, and I don't do schtick." Wise choice: Prawn tortellini. Back to the food. Is his healthy choice part of training for his now ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 15»
9
FOX Prefers Fabrication to Fact When It Comes to Muslims
No one at Fox News even comes close to Pirro's master-classes in obnoxious fire-eating, hack writing and poop-flinging, at least not since ... «Huffington Post, Jan 15»
10
Review: Hack writing hides thrills of 'Blackhat'
"Blackhat" is a mess of a movie from Michal Mann, a would-be cyber-thriller slowed by stupidity and sabotaged by a stunningly silly subplot. «Appleton Post Crescent, Jan 15»

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