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Sunday Word: Kludgy (or Cludgy)

klud·gy [ˈkluːdʒe]:
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."
Tags: k, noun, scientific, scots, wordsmith: theidolhands

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