propeller-head

noun
pro·​pel·​ler-head | \ prə-ˈpe-lər-ˌhed How to pronounce propeller-head (audio) \

Definition of propeller-head

slang, often disparaging
: an enthusiast of technology and especially of computers : technophile

First Known Use of propeller-head

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for propeller-head

from cartoon images of science fiction fans wearing caps with a propeller protruding from the top

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