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noun [countable]     hacker pronunciation in American English
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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
  3. 3

    phone hacker

    British someone who listens illegally to the calls or messages on another person’s phone, especially by accessing the voicemail without their knowledge or consent
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a clever computer programmer or user

    The hacker mind-set is not confined to this software-hacker culture.

    Submitted by NT from United States on 25/07/2016

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