Definition of 'hacker'
- someone who plays golf poorly
- a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
Synonyms: cyber-terrorist cyberpunk
- a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm; "true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"
- one who works hard at boring tasks
Synonyms: hack drudge