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hacker - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'hacker' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Hacker [ n.]
- One who, or that which, hacks. Specifically: A cutting instrument for making notches; esp., one used for notching pine trees in collecting turpentine; a hack.

Meaning of 'hacker' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . hacker [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm
Example in sentence:
  • true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers