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geek (ɡiːk



  1. a person who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a specific subject
  2. a boring and unattractive social misfit

Derived Forms

ˈgeeky  adjective

Word Origin

C19: probably variant of Scottish geck fool, from Middle Low German geck


View thesaurus entry
= nerd or nurd, bore, obsessive, anorak (informal), trainspotter (informal), dork (slang), wonk (informal), statto (British) (informal)
= techie, nerd or nurd, gamer, programmer, whiz, netizen, alpha geek, genius, e-type, digital native

Example Sentences Including 'geek'

He funded that nasty, talentless little geek 's entire tennis career.
Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)


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