geek

Geek is a slang term for someone who is really intelligent or knowledgeable, especially about a particular topic. If you're a Star Trek geek, you know absolutely everything about the famous television show and its spin-offs. Live long and prosper!

Intelligence does more good than stupidity, so the negative way people sometimes use the term geek seems unfair. So if you're a geek when it comes to computers, chess, books, sports statistics, or just about anything — be proud! The Scottish root word geck translates as “fool,” and many famous geeks were called fools before their ideas changed the world. Remember, today’s geek is tomorrow’s billionaire.

Definitions of geek
  1. noun
    a person with an unusual or odd personality
    synonyms: eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball
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    types:
    crackpot, crank, fruitcake, nut, nut case, screwball
    a whimsically eccentric person
    nutter, wacko, whacko
    a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad
    type of:
    anomaly, unusual person
    a person who is unusual
  2. noun
    a carnival performer who does disgusting acts
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    type of:
    performer, performing artist
    an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
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