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hackwork

[hak-wurk] /ˈhækˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
writing, painting, or any professional work done for hire and usually following a formula rather than being motivated by any creative impulse.
Origin of hackwork
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; hack2 + work
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  • He had in effect emancipated himself from hackwork, and could turn his attention to more congenial and ambitious labour.

    Turner William Cosmo Monkhouse
British Dictionary definitions for hackwork

hackwork

/ˈhækˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
undistinguished literary work produced to order
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