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House Wizard

/hau̇s wi-zərd/

[prob. from ad-agency lingo, 'house freak']

n. A hacker occupying a technical-specialist, R&D, or systems position at a commercial shop. A really effective house wizard can have influence out of all proportion to his/her ostensible rank and still not have to wear a suit. Used esp. of UNIX wizards. The term 'house guru' is equivalent.