What does hatchet job mean?

Definitions for hatchet job
hatch·et job

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word hatchet job.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet jobnoun

    a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions


  1. hatchet jobnoun

    A journalistic or other treatment which portrays its subject in a very unfavorable manner; a work of criticism which aims to destroy a reputation.

  2. hatchet jobnoun

    An action or a program which imposes deep reductions in expenditure.


  1. hatchet job

    A hatchet job is a term often used in journalism and politics. It refers to a strong, fierce, and malicious criticism or attack on someone or something. It involves deliberate attempts to harm or undermine the reputation or credibility of the target through biased information, misrepresentation, or distortion of facts. It's often marked by unfair tactics, intense negativity, and aggressive accusations.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce hatchet job?

How to say hatchet job in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatchet job in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatchet job in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hatchet job in a Sentence

  1. John Reznikoff:

    I've never seen a presidential book that's really a hatchet job of other people.


Find a translation for the hatchet job definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"hatchet job." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 17 Jun 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/hatchet+job>.

Discuss these hatchet job definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for hatchet job? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    heighten or intensify
    A aggravate
    B demolish
    C inspire
    D accompany

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for hatchet job: