geek


Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

geek

 (gēk) Slang
n.
1.
a. A person regarded as foolish, inept, or clumsy.
b. A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.
2. A carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken.
tr.v. geeked, geek·ing, geeks
To excite emotionally: I'm geeked about that new video game.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal geck, fool, from Low German gek, from Middle Low German.]

geek′y adj.

geek

(ɡiːk)
n
1. a person who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a specific subject
2. a boring and unattractive social misfit
[C19: probably variant of Scottish geck fool, from Middle Low German geck]
ˈgeeky adj

geek

(gik)

n. Slang.
1. a peculiar person, esp. one who is overly intellectual.
2. an expert in computers (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used by outsiders.)
3. a carnival performer billed as performing bizarre acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken.
[1905–10; probably variant of geck (mainly Scots) fool < Dutch or Low German gek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geek - a carnival performer who does disgusting acts
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
2.geek - a person with an unusual or odd personalitygeek - a person with an unusual or odd personality
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
crackpot, fruitcake, nut case, screwball, crank, nut - a whimsically eccentric person
nutter, wacko, whacko - a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad
Translations
Spack
friikkifriikkiysilveilijä
computerfreakfreakseutstraatartiest

geek

[giːk] N (esp US) → cretino/a m/f

geek

[ˈgiːk] n
(= nerd) → allumé(e) m/f
(also computer geek) → crack m en informatique

geek

n (esp US inf) → Waschlappen m (inf)
References in periodicals archive ?
This passion for technology has not only improved children's learning experiences, but also has had a dramatic effect on the term geek.
What stunned me," the author told the stat geek site BaseballPrimer.
And Glen - a self-confessed geek - is quick to dismiss those stereotypes of Dungeons and Dragons-playing 'losers'.
I believe I can bring bipartisanship to the world of geek.
Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to show the geek in your life just how much you love them with the gift of their dreams, thanks to The Snugg.
Geek Squad employees notify authorities after finding child porn.
As part of this merger, Firepeng's "Simply Adorable Slugfest," "Plus Word" (previously titled "XYZ"), "Golems of Yhmet," "Malta," and the recently Kickstartered "Awesome Bots" have been added to Geek Fever's award winning line of games.
Whether they're home brewers already or not, one day beer geeks might sell their own ales to the rest of us.
Queen of the geeks - the most beautiful geek I've ever met.
And for the past few weeks the Channel 4 programme Beauty and the Geek has been challenging that geeky image.
I was deemed a geek,'' Daskal said, ``but I'm actually a freak in a geek's body.