Simple Definition of geek
: 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>
Examples of geek
He was a real geek in high school.
<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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