Definition of hacktivist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hacktivist

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhæktɪvɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæktɪvɪst//
 
 
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a person who finds a way to look at other people’s computer files without permission, in order to achieve or pursue particular political or social goals The hacktivists say they want to expose the darker side of global corporate culture. compare activist Word Origin 1990s: blend of hack and activist.