cruft /kruhft/

1. n. A random collection of junk. The stuff in that drawer that has no real home.

2. n. The results of shoddy construction. The hack to get something done quickly.

3. vt. To build something normally (and better) done with the right tool or plan

4. n. Excess; superfluous junk; used esp. of redundant or superseded computer code.

Cruft Laboratory, Harvard University

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