hackwork

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hack +‎ work

Noun[edit]

hackwork (countable and uncountable, plural hackworks)

  1. Work, usually of a professional nature, either repetitive or done to a formula.
    • 1978, Andrew Sinclair, Jack. A Biography of Jack London., page 56:
      During those fifteen months, he cannot have earned more than $10 a month from writing, mostly from the worst sort of hackwork