geek out


geeked out; geeking out; geeks out

intransitive verb

: to behave like a geek
especially : to become excited or enthusiastic about a favored subject or activity
Rail buffs get to geek out aboard a 1924 Pullman-Standard Victorian Coach or a 1952 Granite Eagle, the latter a three-level dining car with a glass observation dome on the upper deck and a sunken lounge on the lower level. The Wall Street Journal
… fans will really geek out over the reproduced notepad that features Henson's original outlines and story ideas. Not that I did or anything. Dalton Ross

Examples of geek out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From Star Trek and Star Wars to anime and manga, attendees can find a range of exhibits and shops to check out and celebrities and industry professionals to geek out and share photos ops. The Indianapolis Star, 5 May 2023 Joel and his family are far from the first celebrities to geek out at Swift’s Eras tour. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 17 Apr. 2023 But to the person for whom the construction of clothing is an obsession, who geeks out about old Yohji Yamamoto and Zoran, and who lives in the pursuit of elegance — these clothes are a dream. Rachel Tashjian, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 Maryland’s Resident Curatorship Program attracts people young and old who want to take on restoration work themselves, jump at the opportunity to live in a park and geek out about old houses, Morrill said. Abigail Gruskin, Baltimore Sun, 16 Aug. 2023 Eventually, Izzo found a safe place to geek out thanks to the autistic community. Daniel McFadin, Arkansas Online, 16 July 2023 Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Chicago Architecture buffs will geek out on the Venetian gothic design of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, inspired by the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, 11 June 2023 Meanwhile, devotees of the sport who follow weekly standings and geek out over their favorite drivers—but lack access to corporate boondoggles—save their money to attend one race a year in a less expensive market, or don’t go at all. Hannah Elliott,, 7 June 2023 Bring a Trailer has become the place for car enthusiasts to buy, sell and geek out over their dream cars. Ben Cohen, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geek out was circa 1990

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Cite this Entry

“Geek out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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