Definition of hacky in English:

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hacky

Pronunciation: /ˈhaki/

adjective (hackier, hackiest)

informal
1Lacking originality; hackneyed: we already know what those hacky punchlines are going to be knee-jerk, hacky journalism
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  • For all of DA's heroic rejection of early-80s production crud (synths, hacky reverb, boomy drums), this album seems to revel in its very 1986-ness.
  • He will start each bit with a sarcastic, hacky premise, but follows them up with such off-the-wall punch lines.
  • Once again it seems like a hacky premise.
2(Of a piece of computer code) providing a clumsy or inelegant solution to a particular problem: I realize this is a hacky workaround but I don’t have time to investigate a more solid fix
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  • It's nice to see someone else struggle with the hacky css and obvious formatting problems.
  • It's a grotesque and hacky travesty of application compatibility, but there you go.
  • It works, but it's all very hacky and much slower than it needs to be.

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