Meaning: a newspaper reporter
- As he opened his morning newspaper, the prime minister thought, "What have those bloody hacks written about today, I wonder?"
- England had a good football coach until British newspaper hacks wrote stories about his private life. He quit and left the country.
Variety: This slang is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
The piece about their upcoming divorce was the work of a hack who