- Obsessively absorbed in a subject, especially an unusual or obscure subject.
Etymology: anorak + '''-ish
- 1999, Phil Race, Steven Higgins, Nick Packard, 500 ICT Tips for Primary Teachers http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0749428635&id=P1lMjxTh9GcC&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=anorakish&sig=h0iC9q3wwxj7ImGJewX0SxR3no4
- :Joining a 'computer group' may sound incredibly but you'll probably find that most of the other members are bearably human!
- 2003, Gary Valentine Lachman, Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0971394237&id=8jfptmqzTzkC&pg=RA1-PA75&lpg=RA1-PA75&dq=anorakish&sig=DY4JxQiJmPg6elw3-VtgL746wTg
- :College readers of Tolkien's work had a tenacity and single-mindedness matched only by the Trekkies who would soon follow.
- 2006: The Times (London, September 2), "Only the togas have changed"
- :The son of a Midlands printer, Harris as a teenager developed an interest in politics as as other boys" obsessions with football or pop ...
- 2006: Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, (July 8)
- :Now I make this point not just to add a sort of -footnote to the debate, but so that the episcopate that we are discussing comes a little more clearly into focus for us, in connection to many of the issues that have already been touched upon.
- 2006: John Bercow, Member of Parliament (UK), floor debate in the House of Commons, Hansard (June 5)
- :The right hon. Lady gave me the facial impression that she thought my point was narrow, or even"perish the thought"tendentious.
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