noun Date: 1968 a computer enthusiast or expert

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • computernik — n. computer expert; person who is enthusiastic about computers and computer technology …   English contemporary dictionary

  • computernik — com·put·er·nik …   English syllables

  • computernik —  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌnik noun ( s) Etymology: computer + nik (herein) : a person who works with or has a deep interest in computers …   Useful english dictionary

  • -nik — The English suffix nik is of Slavic origin. It approximately corresponds to the suffix er and nearly always denotes an agent noun (that is, it describes a person related to the thing, state, habit, or action described by the word to which the… …   Wikipedia

  • -nik — suffix informal (in nouns) someone who is connected with something or enjoys something: a computernik (=someone who works with or is very keen on computers) | a peacenik (=someone who supports peace) nil /nIl/ noun (U) 1 nothing: The new machine… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • -nik — cvb aff. a suffix of nouns that refer, often in a derogatory way, to persons who espouse a cause, represent a cultural attitude, or are ardent enthusiasts of a thing or phenomenon: beatnik; computernik; filmnik; peacenik[/ex] • Etymology: <… …   From formal English to slang

  • -nik — a suffix derived from Yiddish and Russian and added to words to denote a person or thing associated with that word, has made some headway since it was given an initial boost by the Russian sputniks in the 1950s. First there was beatnik (1958,… …   Modern English usage

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