hacker Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “hacker” in the English Dictionary

"hacker" in British English

See all translations

hackernoun [C]

uk   /ˈhæk.ər/  us   //
(also computer hacker) someone who ​hacks into other people's ​computersystems (also phone hacker) someone who ​hacks into another person's ​phone and ​listens to ​theirmessages
(Definition of hacker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hacker" in American English

See all translations

hackernoun [C]

 us   /ˈhæk·ər/
a ​person who is ​skilled in the use of ​computersystems, often one who ​illegallyobtainsaccess to ​privatecomputersystems: Hackers are a ​majordefensedepartmentconcern.
(Definition of hacker from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hacker" in Business English

See all translations

hackernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhækər/ IT
someone who ​illegally uses a ​computer to ​accessinformationstored on another ​computersystem or to ​spread a ​computer virus: The ​softwarecompany said that more than 30,000 ​computers were ​hijacked by hackers each day and used to ​illegallysend out ​spam. Installing a ​firewall is one ​method of ​trying to ​protect against hackers. Hacker attacks, ​financialfraud, and ​datatheft are now everyday ​concerns. a computer/​internet hacker a criminal/​malicious hacker
(Definition of hacker from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hacker”
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑客,非法侵入他人计算机者…
in Turkish bilgisayar korsanı…
in Russian хакер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 駭客,非法侵入他人電腦者…
in Polish haker…
What is the pronunciation of hacker?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More