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brain·i·ac

 (brā′nē-ăk′)
n. Slang
A person who is highly intelligent: "These companies are not hot Silicon Valley startups swarming with Gen-X brainiacs" (Ronald Henkoff).

[Probably from Brainiac, a highly intelligent villain in DC Comics, blend of brain and maniac.]

brainiac

(ˈbreɪnɪˌæk)
n
informal a highly intelligent person
[C20: from a super-intelligent character in an American comic strip]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brainiac - someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originalitybrainiac - someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein"
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
prodigy - an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration; "she is a chess prodigy"
Translations
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brainiac

[ˈbreɪniæk] nsurdoué(e) m/f
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