Definition of cruft in English:


Line breaks: cruft
Pronunciation: /krʌft


[mass noun] Computing , • informal
  • Badly designed, unnecessarily complicated, or unwanted code or software: this removes all unnecessary cruft from Word documents saved as HTML
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    • So the more cruft there is in an interface, the more difficult it will be to use.
    • This allows you to get very specific with your searches and weed out a lot of the cruft that can get in the way of good results.
    • The nice thing about this is not the idea, but the execution - the results are meaningful, easy to read, and low on cruft.


1950s (in the sense 'rubbish, detritus'): origin unknown.

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