/ (ˈhæktɪvɪst) /
informal a person who breaks into a computer system in order to pursue a political or social aim
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Derived forms of hacktivisthacktivism, noun
Word Origin for hacktivist
C21: blend of hacker and activist
Words nearby hacktivist
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Example sentences from the Web for hacktivist
The hacktivist group Anonymous wants to enter the world of journalism, in Anonymous fashion, of course.
But the Lizard Squad was able to get one thing done: Piss off Anonymous, the best known of the hacktivist collectives.