hackery

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Hindi

Noun[edit]

hackery (plural hackeries)

  1. (obsolete) A two-wheeled cart used in Asia.

Etymology 2[edit]

hack +‎ -ery, in sense 1 related to hack (a bad writer).

Noun[edit]

hackery

  1. (slang, chiefly pejorative) Advocacy of a position when motivated by political allegiance, public relations interests, or for other reasons considered crass compared to personal conviction.
  2. (slang, computing) The use of hacks (ingenious but inelegant techniques).
    • 2012, Seymour Bosworth, ‎M. E. Kabay, ‎Eric Whyne, Computer Security Handbook (page 57)
      All without any of the subterfuge and hackery required to do it with Java.