I was drawn to the usage of the word, “hack” in the following message in today. com: 5 unexpected ways to use coffee filters (that have nothing to do with coffee)
Coffee filters are good for more than your morning brew. Try these five hacks and you'll never look at those pieces of paper the same way. That little piece of paper powers our days through the simple task of straining coffee grounds, but that's not the only function it's good for. Here are five new ways to make them even more essential.
As I saw the word, “hack” being used in this way for the first time, I consulted dictionaries on line, and found that:
Oxford Dictionary defines “hack” as a noun to mean:
1.rough cut, blow, or stroke. 2. an act of computer hacking.
Cambridge Dictionary only shows the definition of “hack” as a verb: to cut into pieces in a rough and violent way, often without aiming exactly.
Though I presumme "hack" in the above quote means an idea or method, what does it exactly mean?
Is it common to use "hack" in such a way?