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noun [countable] hacker pronunciation in American English /ˈhækər/
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  1. 1
    someone who uses a computer to connect to other people’s computers secretly and often illegally, so that they can find or change information
    1. a.
      old-fashioned someone who knows a lot about computers and who spends a lot of time using them
  2. 2
    American informal someone who enjoys playing a sport but is not very good at it

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