kludge definition by Webster's New World
- 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
kludge definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or klugenoun 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, from spelling pronunciation of German kluge, from Middle High German kluc, from Middle Low German klōk.
- kludge verb
- kludgˈy adjective
kludge - Computer Definition
Also spelled "kluge" and pronounced "klooj." A crude, inelegant system, component or program. It may refer to a makeshift, temporary solution to a problem as well as to any product that is poorly designed or that becomes unwieldy over time.