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kludgy

1. slang Of or describing an improvised solution or workaround that is awkward, inelegant, or unsophisticated. It's admittedly a bit kludgy having to daisy-chain everyone's computers together, but until the Wi-Fi is up and running, it's the best solution we've got. We had to slap together a kludgy software patch to fix the exploit discovered by hackers.
2. slang Of or describing a system or solution comprising disparate elements or parts that have been poorly assembled or integrated together. Most of these inexpensive off-the-shelf computers come with a kludgy mess of preinstalled software competing for resources. The tax system in this country is a kludgy amalgamation of decades' worth of policies all stacked on top of one another.
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kludgy

(ˈklədʒi and ˈkludʒi)
mod. having to do with an inefficient or sloppily written computer program. I don’t care if it’s kludgy. Does it work?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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