geek meaning

Pronunciation:   "geek" in a sentence
Noun: geek  geek
  1. A carnival performer who does disgusting acts 
  2. A person with an unusual or odd personality
    - eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, dag [Austral, NZ] 
  3. A knowledgeable and obsessive computer enthusiast

Derived forms: geeks

Type of: anomaly, performer, performing artist, unusual person

Encyclopedia: Geek


[American slang]
n. an earnest student; a hardworking student.
• Martin is a geek, but he will go places with his brains.
• It looks like the geeks are taking over this campus. How gross!


[British slang]
Noun. An intelligent but socially inept person. Derog.

[Computer]
<jargon> (Or "turbo nerd", "turbo geek") One who eats (computer) bugs for a living. One who fulfils all the dreariest negative stereotypes about hackers: an asocial, malodourous, pasty-faced monomaniac with all the personality of a cheese grater. The term cannot be used by outsiders without implied insult to all hackers; compare black-on-black usage of "nigger". A computer geek may be either a fundamentally clueless individual or a proto-hacker in larval stage.

See also Alpha Geek, propeller head, clustergeeking, geek out, wannabee, terminal junkie, spod, weenie.

Examples

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  1. the engineer in my office is a real geek
  2. the av club and the comic book geeks
  3. do they room all you pre-med geeks together
  4. man, those musical geeks, they're gonna eat you alive
  5. the av club and the comic book geeks

Related Words

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