Geek

Noun

  • (colloquial) A person who is intensely interested in a particular field or hobby and usually asocial. Often used with an attributive noun.

    "I was a complete computer geek in high school, but I get out a lot more now."

  • (colloquial, by extension) An expert in a technical field, particularly one having to do with computers.

    "Do you need a hardware geek or a software geek?"

  • (dated) A carnival performer specializing in bizarre and unappetizing behavior.

    "I once saw a geek bite the head off a live chicken."

  • (colloquial, by extension) An expert in a technical field, particularly one having to do with computers.

    "My laptop’s locked up again. I need a geek."

  • (colloquial) An unfashionable or socially undesirable person.

    "Why do you hang around with them? They’re just geeks."

  • (colloquial) A person who is intensely interested in a particular field or hobby and usually asocial. Often used with an attributive noun.

    "Most famous actors are really theater geeks at heart."

  • (colloquial) The subculture of geeks; an esoteric subject of interest that is marginal to the social mainstream; the philosophy, events, and physical artifacts of geeks.
  • (Australia, colloquial) A look.

    "Have a geek at this."

Verb

  • (colloquial) To get high on cocaine.

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