[ klooj ]
/ kludʒ /
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noun Computer Slang.
a software or hardware configuration that, while inelegant, inefficient, clumsy, or patched together, succeeds in solving a specific problem or performing a particular task.
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Origin of kludge
First recorded in 1960–65; expressive coinage
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Example sentences 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.