An example of a hacker is someone able to break into a banking computer system.
An example of a hacker is someone who loves to play tennis but is not very good at hitting the ball correctly.
A weekend tennis hacker.
- Particularly, one who cuts with rough or heavy blows.
- Particularly, one who kicks wildly or roughly.
- Particularly, one who is consistent and focuses on accomplishing a task or several tasks.
Origin of hacker
- Perhaps from hacker amateurish or inept golfer or tennis player (possibly from hack) or perhaps from hack practical joke, clever scheme (from dialectal hack to embarrass, confuse, play a trick on)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- hack + -er