hacker

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 [ˈhækər]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
hack•er /ˈhækɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person or thing that hacks.
  2. Slang Termsa person unskilled in a sport.
  3. Computing[Slang.]
    • a person who is excellent at computer programming.
    • a computer user who illegally gains access to restricted computer systems.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
hack•er  (hakər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that hacks.
  2. Slang Termsa person who engages in an activity without talent or skill:weekend hackers on the golf course.
  3. Computing
    • a computer enthusiast.
    • a microcomputer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems.
  • 1200–50; Middle English (as surname); see hack1, -er1


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hacker /ˈhækə/ n
  1. a person that hacks
  2. slang a computer fanatic, esp one who through a personal computer breaks into the computer system of a company, government, etc



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