noun \ˈklüj\

: an awkward or inferior computer system or program that is created quickly to solve a problem

Full Definition of KLUDGE

:  a system and especially a computer system made up of poorly matched components
kludgy also kludgey \ˈklü-jē, US also & British especially ˈklə-\ adjective

Variants of KLUDGE

kludge or kluge \ˈklüj, US also & British especially ˈkləj; ˈklü-jē\

Origin of KLUDGE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1962

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, phishing, recursive, router


Next Word in the Dictionary: Klukia
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Klucker
All Words Near: kludge

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up kludge? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).