Definition of kludgy in English:

kludgy

Syllabification: kludg·y
Pronunciation: /ˈklo͞ojē
 
/
(also kludgey, cludgy)

adjective (kludgier, kludgiest; cludgier, cludgiest)

informal , chiefly Computing
  • Awkwardly or inelegantly made or done: you can copy files over a network using slightly kludgy onscreen menus
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    • That's still a big premium to pay for portability and extra battery life when you can get much more powerful (but heavier and kludgier) laptops for much less.
    • Kludgy workarounds and dedicated networks for a handful of devices are not sustainable solutions.
    • It may just be that we're not comfortable with it yet, but the browsing is kind of cludgy.

Origin

1960s: from kludge + -y1.

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