- IPA: /klʌdʒ/, /kluːdʒ/
kludge (plural kludges)
- (informal, electronics engineering) An improvised device, typically crudely constructed to test the validity of a principle before doing a finished design.
- (informal) Any construction or practice, typically crude yet effective, designed to solve a problem temporarily or expediently.
- (informal, computing) An amalgamated mass of unrelated parts.
- (informal, computing) A badly written or makeshift piece of software; a hack.
- (temporary solution) see Thesaurus:workaround
- French: expédient
- German: Behelfslösung, Hack, Kniff
- Portuguese: gambiarra
- Russian: косты́ль
- Spanish: truco, chapuza, ñapa
kludge (kludges, present participle kludging; past and past participle kludged)
- (informal) To build or use a kludge.
- See Thesaurus:kludge