A Kludge is a makeshift solution to a problem.
Our word of the day is a fairly recent addition to the English language. Coming from the German word klug (KLOOK) which means ‘smart,’ kludge popped up in the 1960s as a word for a way around a problem — often a problem in the world of technology. For example: My computer won’t allow me to enter the proper data, so I’ll give my friend Aaron a call to see if he can help. Aaron can be a big help when you need a kludge around a tech-related problem.