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Noun: hacker  ha-ku(r)
  1. Someone who plays golf poorly
     
  2. A programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal, change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
    - cyber-terrorist, cyberpunk
     
  3. A programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm
    "true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"
     
  4. One who works hard at boring tasks
    - hack, drudge

Derived forms: hackers

Type of: coder, computer programmer, developer, golf player, golfer, linksman, programer [US], programmer, software developer, software engineer, terrorist, unskilled person

Encyclopedia: Hacker, Benjamin Thurman