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Meaning & Definition of Hacker in English

English

Hacker

/hækər/

noun

1. Someone who plays golf poorly

    synonym:
  • hacker

2. A programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism

    synonym:
  • hacker
  • ,
  • cyber-terrorist
  • ,
  • cyberpunk

3. A programmer for whom computing is its own reward

  • May enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm
  • "True hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"
    synonym:
  • hacker

4. One who works hard at boring tasks

    synonym:
  • hack
  • ,
  • drudge
  • ,
  • hacker

Examples of using

It's unlikely that a hacker could get into our website.