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Definition of "geek" []

  • A person regarded as foolish, inept, or clumsy. (noun)
  • A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept. (noun)
  • A carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken. (noun)
  • To excite emotionally: I'm geeked about that new video game. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "geek" in a sentence
  • "The one thing that is clear the moment you arrive at the Maker Faire is that the term 'geek' has gone mainstream."
  • ""It is not just the word geek, it is the word geek with orange and black coloration" that puts Newegg over the line, says a Best Buy spokeswoman."
  • "The term geek is characterized by extreme passion for, and expertise, in an unexpected specialization."