• IPA: /klʌdʒ/, /kluːdʒ/

kludge (plural kludges)

  1. (informal, electronics engineering) An improvised device, typically crudely constructed to test the validity of a principle before doing a finished design.
  2. (informal) Any construction or practice, typically crude yet effective, designed to solve a problem temporarily or expediently.
  3. (informal, computing) An amalgamated mass of unrelated parts.
  4. (informal, computing) A badly written or makeshift piece of software; a hack.
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kludge (kludges, present participle kludging; past and past participle kludged)

  1. (informal) To build or use a kludge.

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