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Noun: hacker  ha-ku(r)
  1. Someone who tries to obtain unauthorized access to a computer, network or data
     
  2. [informal] A skilled programmer or computing expert
    "true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"
     
  3. [informal] One who works hard at boring tasks
    - hack, drudge
     
  4. Someone who plays golf poorly

Derived forms: hackers

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

Encyclopedia: Hacker, Eric