Definition of Kludge

1. Noun. A badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together).




Definition of Kludge

1. Noun. (context: electronics engineering) an improvised device, usually crudely constructed. Typically used to test the validity of a principle before doing a finished design. ¹

2. Noun. (context: general) any construction or practice, typically inelegant, designed to solve a problem temporarily or expediently. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) an amalgamated mass of totally unrelated parts forming a distressing whole [from the ''Datamation'' article mentioned in the Usage Note below]. ¹

4. Verb. to build or use a kludge ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kludge

1. to put together from ill-fitting components [v KLUDGED, KLUDGING, KLUDGES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kludge

klongs
klonklave
klonklaves
klonvocation
klonvocations
klooch
klooches
kloof
kloofing
kloofs
klootch
klootches
klopemania
kludd
kludds
kludge (current term)
kludged
kludges
kludgey
kludgie
kludgier
kludgies
kludgiest
kludging
kludgy
kluge
kluged
kluges
kluging
kluski

Literary usage of Kludge

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1907)
"They settled at kludge, NH, where he served in the Lexington Alarm, Apr. Ii), 1775, ... Children, born at kludge, N. II.: i. THOMAS," b. Nov. 22, 1773; m. ..."

2. Memoir of the Rev. Ebenezer Hill: Pastor of the Congregational Church, in by John Boynton Hill (1858)
"Seth Payson, (afterwards known as Dr. Payson,) of kludge, XH While residing at kludge, and in his family, he united with the church in Rindge, by profession ..."

3. A History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire, 1777-1917 by Josiah Lafayette Seward (1921)
"... b. in Hoston, October 1820; d. in Keene, June 21, 1878, ae.-57 yrs., 8 mos. He had eight ch. and an adopted son : I. Daniel Jonet*, b. in kludge, Sept. ..."

4. Moore's Historical, Biographical, and Miscellaneous Gatherings: In the Form by John Weeks Moore, John Weeks Moore, 1807-1889 comp (1886)
"ASA RAND of Peterborough, NY, was born at kludge, N. II., August C, 1783. ... Daniel Rand, who was one of the early settlers of kludge, and died there in ..."

5. The New Hampshire Register, Farmer's Almanac and Business Directory (1881)
"Joseph В Abbott. T.evi A. Fuller, Keene Qeo. W. Stem-in, kludge : S3 to S5. ... kludge, Alfred W. Bnrt, ..."

6. Minutes of the ... Annual Meeting of the General Association of New-Hampshire by New Hampshire Home Missionary Society (1870)
"Allusion was made last year to improvements partially completed at Newport, Laconia. and kludge, which may now be more full}' reported. ..."

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