- a piece of computer hardware or software, or a computer system, that is clumsily designed or improvised from mismatched parts
- any poorly designed device or system
See kludge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
or kluge noun Slang
- A system, especially a computer system, that is constituted of poorly matched elements or of elements originally intended for other applications.
- A clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem.
Origin: From ironic use of earlier kluge, smart, clever
Origin: , from spelling pronunciation of German kluge
Origin: , from Middle High German kluc
Origin: , from Middle Low German klōk
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