origin: (1960's); J. W. Granholm's jocular invention; old Scots "kludgie" meaning an outside toilet.
noun | adjective
1. An inelegant solution to a problem; a patch; quick and dirty work-around.
2. Particularly where multiple types of machinery are connected together
3. Slang for computer/internet access on cheap, poorly matched, or jury-rigged equipment.
→ note: hackers used the pronunciation "klooj".
"I know the table has two wonky legs, but putting books under them is kludgy at best."