geek
Pronunciation Noun

geek (plural geeks)

  1. (dated) A carnival performer specializing in bizarre and unappetizing behavior.
    I once saw a geek bite the head off a live chicken.
  2. (colloquial) A person who is intensely interested in a particular field or hobby and often having limited or nonstandard social skills. Often used with an attributive noun.
    I was a complete computer geek in high school, but I get out a lot more now.
    Most famous actors are really theater geeks at heart.
  3. (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.
    Do you need a hardware geek or a software geek?
  4. (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.
  5. (colloquial) An unfashionable or socially undesirable person.
    Why do you hang around with them? They’re just geeks.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: чуда́к
  • Spanish: friki
Translations Verb

geek (geeks, present participle geeking; past and past participle geeked)

  1. (colloquial) To behave geekishly or in a socially awkward manner, especially when under the influence of drugs or other psycho-active substances, and exhibiting such marked characteristics as hyperactivity, repetitiveness, talkativeness, nervousness, irritability, or paranoia.
    Hey, check out that guy...he's really geeking out pretty bad.
Noun

geek (plural geeks)

  1. (Australia, colloquial) A look.
    • 2005, Carmel Bird, The Essential Bird, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=lAKvEZQaWBAC&pg=PT162&dq=%22have+a+geek+at%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zZZaT82DN4efiAeR0Y3NDQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22have%20a%20geek%20at%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false unnumbered page],
      Then he says let′s have a geek at some of the elephant pictures instead.
    Have a geek at this.
Synonyms
  • (Australia) butcher’s, gander
Verb

geek (geeks, present participle geeking; past and past participle geeked)

  1. (Cornwall) To look; to peep; to stare about intently.
Synonyms
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