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hacker

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noun hack·er \ˈha-kər\

Simple Definition of hacker

  • computers : a person who secretly gets access to a computer system in order to get information, cause damage, etc. : a person who hacks into a computer system

  • : a person who plays a sport badly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hacker

  1. 1 :  one that hacks

  2. 2 :  a person who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity <a tennis hacker>

  3. 3 :  an expert at programming and solving problems with a computer

  4. 4 :  a person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers with information in a computer system

Examples of hacker in a sentence

  1. My friends and I have been playing golf for years, but we're still just a bunch of hackers.

  2. <the company's security experts spent days trying to figure out how a hacker could have gotten past the firewall>



14th Century

First Known Use of hacker

14th century

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HACKER Defined for Kids

hacker

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noun hack·er \ˈha-kər\

Definition of hacker for Students

  1. 1 :  hack 3

  2. 2 :  an expert at programming and solving problems with a computer

  3. 3 :  a person who illegally gains access to a computer system





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