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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'

CREDIT: Greg Southam, The Journal EDMONTON - Forget about selling technology to the average geek.
canada.com (2004)
Eminem caused the only controversy of the night when he dissed techno geek Moby.
NME (New Musical Express) (2002)
He funded that nasty, talentless little geek 's entire tennis career.
Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)
Spend 10 minutes taking the geek test to find out the truth.
New Zealand Herald (2003)

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