geek
noun Etymology: probably from English dialect geek, geck fool, from Low German geck, from Middle Low German Date: 1914 1. a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake 2. a person often of an intellectual bent who is disliked 3. an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity <
computer geek
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geekdom noungeekiness noungeeky adjective

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  • Geek — (/gik/), parfois francisé en guik est un terme d origine américaine anglophone, qui désigne de façon péjorative, une personne bizarre qui est perçue comme trop intellectuelle[1]. Il a été ensuite très utilisé internationalement sur Internet de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Geek — (del inglés geek, pronunciado guik : IPA /gi:k/) es un término que se utiliza para referirse a la persona fascinada por la tecnología y la informática.[1] [2] [3] …   Wikipedia Español

  • Geek — [giːk] (engl. umgangssprachlich für Streber, Stubengelehrter) bezeichnet heute allgemein eine Person, die sich durch großes Interesse an wissenschaftlichen oder fiktionalen Themen auszeichnet, die üblicherweise von elektronischer (vgl.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Geek — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Гик (значения). Гик (англ. geek, IPA giːk)  сленговый термин, характеризующий эксцентричного человека, «помешанного» на каком либо роде занятий. Однако чаще всего термин употребляется… …   Википедия

  • geek — [giːk] noun [countable] informal COMPUTING someone who knows a lot about a technical subject, usually computers, but who is not good at communicating with people; = NERD: • He is a 15 year old computer geek who spends all day gaming. * * * geek… …   Financial and business terms

  • geek — sideshow freak, 1916, U.S. carnival and circus slang, perhaps a variant of geck a fool, dupe, simpleton (1510s), apparently from Low Ger. geck, from an imitative verb found in North Sea Germanic and Scandinavian meaning to croak, cackle, and also …   Etymology dictionary

  • geek — (g[=e]k), n. 1. A performer in a carnival, often presented as a wild man, who performs grotesquely disgusting acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken or snake. [PJC] 2. Hence: Any eccentric or strange person; an oddball; an eccentric.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geek — [gi:k] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from Low German gek stupid person ] informal someone who is not popular because they wear unfashionable clothes, do not know how to behave in social situations, or do strange things = ↑nerd ▪ a computer… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • geek — [ gik ] noun count INFORMAL someone who is boring, especially because they seem to be interested only in computers ╾ geek|y adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • geek — /geek/, n. Slang. 1. a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken. 2. a peculiar or offensive person, esp. one who is perceived to be overly intellectual. 3. an expert in… …   Universalium

  • geek — [n] odd person; computer expert buffoon, computer specialist, curiosity, dolt, dork, freak, goon, guru, nerd, techie, weirdo; concepts 352,366,423 …   New thesaurus

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