geek


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

geek

Also: computer geek
an expert in programming and/or repairing computers

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 ?
Those same kids went on to score well in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, years after their geek index measurements were taken.
Geek Sources is passionately dedicated to the success of its clients in accomplishing their mission.
Dominic Murphy, managing director at Geek Talent said: "The recruitment of Dominic and Martin to the Geek Talent team represents a step forward in the development of the platform as we look to expand and grow the business.
'It's an awesome time to be a geek in today's world,' added Fred.
Snehlata Mishra was crowned 'TechGig Geek Goddess 2018' and she took home the winner's trophy, merit certificate and a cheque of Rs.
"I'm a geek and I love food and I love computers and I love geeky things," Burns said.
He had been one of the very first employees, working his way from the firm's original stall in the Grainger Market when he was 16 up to head of new business, running its Be More Geek offshoot which sold pop culture, movie and video game merchandise and collectables.
Top it all off with some Minecraft Cookies or Meringue Pokeball, and you've got yourself a meal fit for Geek royalty.
This will be the fourth year Geek Corner has taken part.