- a software or hardware configuration that, while inelegant, inefficient, clumsy, or patched together, succeeds in solving a specific problem or performing a particular task.
Origin of kludge
First recorded in 1960–65; expressive coinage
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Examples from the Web for kluge
Kluge is headed to Florida for what she calls much needed R&R; she and her husband, William Moses, "will be dancing everyday."
"We were monumentally relevant to the world of wine," states Kluge.
When Kluge called Trump to ask for financial help last fall, he approached various creditors but was rebuffed.
"I was hot looking in my twenties," Kluge told The Daily Telegraph.
When Kluge laid eyes on the exotic former centerfold, he was smitten and, before long, divorced.
Kluge accepts gutturalizing of a palatal c before a consonant where this position is the result of syncopation of a palatal vowel.Scandinavian influence on Southern Lowland Scotch
George Tobias Flom
Kluge: etymologisches Wrterbuch der deutschen Sprache, 1883.
Kluge connects this htta with Gothic hhan, to hang, so that it may mean radically a state of being in suspense.
Word Origin and History for kluge
1962, noun and verb, U.S. slang, fanciful coinage by U.S. author Jackson W. Granholm (b.1921). Related: Kludgy.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper