geek


geek

noun \ˈgēk\

: a person who is socially awkward and unpopular : a usually intelligent person who does not fit in with other people

: a person who is very interested in and knows a lot about a particular field or activity

Full Definition of GEEK

1
:  a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake
2
:  a person often of an intellectual bent who is disliked
3
:  an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity <computer geek>
geek·dom \ˈgēk-dəm\ noun
geek·i·ness noun
geeky \ˈgē-kē\ adjective

Examples of GEEK

  1. He was a real geek in high school.
  2. <was quickly stereotyped as another computer geek>

Origin of GEEK

probably from English dialect geek, geck fool, from Low German geck, from Middle Low German
First Known Use: 1914

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