noun Computer Slang.
Origin of kludge
Examples from the Web for kludge
The sous vide required a vacuum sealer (you can kludge it with plastic bags and a straw, but I am not that dedicated).
Kludge did not arise by accident, and it will take something more than mere disapproval to reduce and replace it.
Word Origin and History for kludge
1962, noun and verb, U.S. slang, fanciful coinage by U.S. author Jackson W. Granholm (b.1921). Related: Kludgy.