Definitions

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

Etymologies

hack +‎ work (Wiktionary)

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