: a person who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity <a tennis hacker>
: an expert at programming and solving problems with a computer
: a person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers with information in a computer system
Examples of HACKER
- My friends and I have been playing golf for years, but we're still just a bunch of hackers.
- <the company's security experts spent days trying to figure out how a hacker could have gotten past the firewall>
First Known Use of HACKER
Related to HACKER
- cracker, cyberpunk
- ace, adept, crackerjack (also crackajack), craftsman, expert, hand, master, past master, shark, sharp
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Rhymes with HACKER
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