Definition of kludgy in English:

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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
More example sentences
  • Adobe acknowledged the fix is complicated and somewhat kludgy, but it does get designers back up and running.
  • Back then, Windows 3.1 was a kludgey, moth-eaten curtain hung in front of DOS.
  • It may just be that we're not comfortable with it yet, but the browsing is kind of cludgy.


1960s: from kludge + -y1.

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Syllabification: kludg·y

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