geekdom

noun

geek·​dom ˈgēk-dəm How to pronounce geekdom (audio)
: the state or fact of being a geek (see especially geek sense 2)
I mean, really—don't you think you've reached the height of geekdom with three devices simultaneously dangling from your belt?Greg Michetti
At his store, he is saddled with two employees so far gone in their musical geekdom as to make Rob seem a model of sanity.David Ansen

Examples of geekdom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While many of his costars worked with the same game studios and science fiction projects over the years, Wil Wheaton has mostly also struck out on his own in the geekdom. Anna Washenko, Ars Technica, 4 Dec. 2023 My initiation into geekdom came when my parents enrolled me in a Montessori school at the age of 3. Andrew McAfee, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2023 There’s a heady mix of inside-football geekdom (watching Mahomes rattle off the ridiculous names in the Chiefs’ playbook is a particular treat) and adorable children. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2023 There’s a deep geekdom in Pinewood, believe me. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 10 Nov. 2022 Wear your love, and your geekdom, out loud. David Kender, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2020 The place is a sword-and-sorcery geekdom with an undeniably large social component: People have met their spouses playing the game. Abram Brown, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Kirkman, after years of working on AMC’s adaptations of his Walking Dead comics, is executive producer here, and smartly plays with our collective geekdom from the start. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of geekdom was in 1947

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“Geekdom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geekdom. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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