Does the Word “Hacker” Come from Yiddish? https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/arts-culture/2015/01/does-the-word-hacker-come-from-yiddish/

Is the tech term, as in computer hacker, connected with the verb hakn, meaning to chop?

January 28, 2015 | Philologos
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Members of Anonymous, the internet hacking collective. Wikipedia.

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