geek out

verb
geeked out; geeking out; geeks out

Definition of geek out

intransitive verb

informal
: 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

First Known Use of geek out

circa 1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Geek out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geek%20out. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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