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geek (ɡiːk Pronunciation for geek

Definitions

noun

(slang)
  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

Synonyms

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= nerd or nurd, bore, obsessive, anorak, trainspotter, dork, wonk, statto
= 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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