Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hacker

4 senses of hacker

Sense 1
hacker -- (someone who plays golf poorly)
       => golfer, golf player, linksman -- (someone who plays the game of golf)

Sense 2
hacker, cyber-terrorist, cyberpunk -- (a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism)
       => programmer, computer programmer, coder, software engineer -- (a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs)
       => terrorist -- (a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities)

Sense 3
hacker -- (a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm; "true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers")
       => programmer, computer programmer, coder, software engineer -- (a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs)

Sense 4
hack, drudge, hacker -- (one who works hard at boring tasks)
       => unskilled person -- (a person who lacks technical training)

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