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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)
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