or life-hack, life hack

[ lahyf-hak ]
/ ˈlaɪfˌhæk /


Informal. a tip, trick, or efficient method for doing or managing a day-to-day task or activity; a hack: a lifehack for overcoming social anxiety; a computer programmer's best lifehacks.

Origin of lifehack

life + hack1 (in the sense “a tip or trick to do something well”) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lifehack

/ (ˈlaɪfˌhæk) /


any procedure or action that solves a problem, simplifies a task, reduces frustration, etc, in one's everyday life

Derived forms of lifehack

lifehacker, noun

Word Origin for lifehack

C21: by extension from the computing sense of hack, meaning to manipulate a computer program in a skilful and often creative manner
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