Definition of social engineer in English:

social engineer


  • 1A person who attempts to manage social change and regulate the development of a society by means of centralized planning.

    ‘the social engineers have decided this is the way they want our community to grow up’
  • 2A person who uses deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.

    ‘social engineers take advantage of people's desire to be helpful’
    ‘it appears that the social engineer targeted specific customers of the bank’


social engineer

/ˌsəʊʃ(ə)l ˌɛndʒɪˈnɪə/