Complete Definition of "geek"

English

Etymology
From British dialect geck âfoolâ; compare Dutch gek âcrazyâ or gekkie âcrazy personâ.

Pronunciation
enPR|gÄk, IPA|/É¡iËk/, SAMPA|/gi:k/
rhymes|iËk

Noun
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en-noun

  1. colloquial An expert in a technical field, particularly to do with computers.

#* My laptopâs locked up again. I need a geek.

  1. colloquial A person intensely interested in a particular field or hobby, generally at the expense of broader social interaction. Often used with an attributive noun.

#* I was a complete computer geek in high school, but I get out a lot more now.
#* Most famous actors are really just theater geeks at heart.
#* Do you think you need a hardware geek or a software geek?

  1. colloquial An unfashionable or socially undesirable person.

#* Why do you hang around with them? Theyâre just geeks.

  1. dated A carnival performer specializing in bizarre and unappetizing behavior.

#* I once saw a geek bite the head off a live chicken.

  1. context|Australian|colloquial A look.

#* Have a geek at this.

Synonyms
italbrac|Australian|look butcherâs, gander

Derived terms
geek chic
geek code
geek out
geekery
geekly
geeky

Related terms
dork
freak
hacker
guru
loser
nerd

Translations
trans-top|expert in a technical field, particularly to do with computers
Dutch: t|nl|computerfreak|m, t-|nl|freak|m
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trans-top|person intensely interested in a particular field or hobby
Dutch: t-|nl|freak|m
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trans-top|unfashionable or socially undesirable person
Dutch: t|nl|seut|f
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trans-top|carnival performer
Dutch: t|nl|straatartiest|m
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trans-top|Australian: look
Dutch: t+|nl|blik|m, t-|nl|piep|m
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Verb
en-verb

  1. colloquial To get high on cocaine.

Translations
trans-top|get high on cocaine
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