This page is about the slang term hack
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.
Most reporters regard this as an offensive term, so be careful if you use it.
This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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