hacker - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈhækə(r)/
singularhacker
pluralhackers
  1. 1
    computing someone who uses a computer to connect to other people’s computers secretly and often illegally, so that they can find or change information
  2. 2

    phone hacker

    someone who listens illegally to the calls or messages on another person's phone, especially by accessing the voicemail without their knowledge or consent
  3.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    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