from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Commissioned work, such as writing or acting, done usually by formula and in conformance with commercial standards.
- n. Tedious, monotonous, or uninteresting work of any kind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Work, usually of a professional nature, either repetitive or done to a formula.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. professional work done according to formula
hack + work (Wiktionary)