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I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year, when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me.
Jim Carrey

Meaning of "geek" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GEEK

Probably variant of Scottish geck fool, from Middle Low German geck.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GEEK

geek  [ɡiːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GEEK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Geek is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GEEK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

geek

Geek

The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a "peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp one who is perceived to be overly intellectual". Although often considered as a pejorative, the term is also used self-referentially without malice or as a source of pride. Its meaning has evolved to connote "someone who is interested in a subject for its own sake".

Definition of geek in the English dictionary

The definition of geek in the dictionary is a person who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a specific subject. Other definition of geek is a boring and unattractive social misfit.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GEEK


antique
ænˈtiːk
boutique
buːˈtiːk
chic
ʃiːk
clique
kliːk
creek
kriːk
Greek
ɡriːk
Martinique
ˌmɑːtɪˈniːk
Mozambique
ˌməʊzəmˈbiːk
peak
piːk
politique
ˌpɒlɪˈtiːk
pratique
ˈprætiːk
Reg.
riːk
seek
siːk
Sikh
siːk
speak
spiːk
spec.
spiːk
technique
tɛkˈniːk
unique
juːˈniːk
weak
wiːk
week
wiːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GEEK

gee
gee up
gee whiz
gee-gee
gee-whiz
geebag
geebung
geechee
geed up
geek chic
geekdom
geeked
geekery
geekiness
geekism
geekspeak
geeky
geelbek
Geelong
geep

WORDS THAT END LIKE GEEK

Ancient Greek
cheek
cleek
Cooper Creek
Dawson Creek
fenugreek
Great Week
hide-and-seek
Holy Week
keek
leek
meek
midweek
peek
reek
Schaerbeek
sleek
steek
turn the other cheek
workweek

Synonyms and antonyms of geek in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GEEK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «geek» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of geek

Translation of «geek» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GEEK

Find out the translation of geek to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of geek from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «geek» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

怪胎
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

friki
570 millions of speakers

English

geek
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

geek
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المهوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Компьютерщик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nerd
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গুরু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

connaisseur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Geek
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aussenseiter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ギーク
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

괴짜
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Geek
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đam mê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேதாவி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गीक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

inek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Geek
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Geek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

комп´ютерник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tocilar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπασίκλα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nörd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

geek
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of geek

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GEEK»

The term «geek» is very widely used and occupies the 7.471 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GEEK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about geek

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10 QUOTES WITH «GEEK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word geek.
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Joe Abercrombie
I span the entire geek spectrum.
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Brian Acton
Yes, I was a big math and computer geek, that's true. I was driven by the scholastic side of things. For me, it was all about what I could do with math and computers.
3
Marc Benioff
Although I loved working on technology - I've always been a computer geek at heart - my professors encouraged me to get a real-world job working with customers.
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Amber Benson
I'm such a geek, I know all about mythology and I don't know Marc Jacobs.
5
Josh Brolin
I got picked on a lot. I was a complete geek in school. I had braces. I didn't have the hot girlfriend. I wasn't ever sought after. I was a stocky, awkward kid who got laughed off the tennis court when I tried that.
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Jim Carrey
I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year, when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me.
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Jessica Chastain
I'm such a geek.
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Claudia Christian
I wish everyone was a sci-fi geek because then there would be no violence in the world. There'd be no wars. There'd only be people e-mailing each other.
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Ernest Cline
I feel like I was hit by all of geek culture at once while I was growing up in the '70s and '80s. Saturday morning cartoons like 'Star Blazers' and 'Robotech.' Live action Japanese shows like 'Ultraman' and 'The Space Giants.'
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Jon Cryer
I grew up loving TV so much. It was such an integral part of my youth, and I was completely an Emmy geek.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GEEK»

Discover the use of geek in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to geek and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Geek Love: A Novel
Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities.
Katherine Dunn, 2011
2
Team Geek: A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with ...
Describes the patterns and anti-patterns of the relationships of people, teams, and users in software development.
Brian Fitzpatrick, Ben Collins-Sussman, 2012
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Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for ...
In the oddest of places, Topeka, Kansas, Wil discovered that despite his claims to fame, he was at heart Just a Geek. In this bestselling book, Wil shares his deeply personal and difficult journey to find himself.
Wil Wheaton, 2004
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Being Geek: The Software Developer's Career Handbook
Many books teach you how to interview for a job or how to manage a project successfully, but only this book helps you handle the baffling circumstances you may encounter throughout your career.
Michael Lopp, 2010
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The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists: The Coolest ...
This book will help scientists-in-the- making discover how our world works with creative project ideas, including how to: Grow crystals to power your Stargate and set your room aglow Extract your own DNA and decode your genes Build a ...
Ken Denmead, 2011
6
My Little Geek
An alphabet book all about geekdom. On board pages. Suggested level: junior.
Andrew Spear, Sarah Spear, 2011
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Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their ...
With six sections spanning everything from home-science experiments to superheroes, this comprehensive handbook from the editors of Wired.com’s popular GeekMom blog is packed with ideas guaranteed to inspire a love of learning and ...
Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, 2012
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Notes From An Accidental Band Geek
Elsie Wyatt is a born French horn player, just like her father and her grandfather before her.
Erin Dionne, 2011
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Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads ...
How about if they could launch a camera into orbit, make their own cartoon film, or even build a rope swing? This hands-on manual is packed with fun-filled projects for dads and kids to enjoy together.
Ken Denmead, 2012
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Geek Mafia
Fired from a job he hated at a company he loved, videogame designer Paul Reynolds is drowing his sorrows in late-morning margaritas when he meets am alluring, pink-haired conwoman named Chloe.
Rick Dakan, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GEEK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term geek is used in the context of the following news items.
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Week in Geek: Under the sea edition | MSNBC
If I asked you what the most common vertebrate on Earth was, how many guesses would it take for you to think of the bristlemouth? I couldn't ... «MSNBC, Jul 15»
2
Humans episode 5 review | Den of Geek
The gap between humans and their synths is narrowing. Is that a good thing? Here's Michael's review of Humans episode 5... Warning: this ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
3
Playing violent video games makes women feel sexy … - Geek.com
The body of research on the effects of violent video games stretches about a mile long—some argue that the genre has its merits, others tout its ... «Geek, Jul 15»
4
What day is it? Embrace Your Geekness Day - get your geek on …
You know geek is the new sexy, right? Pose your action figures. Don your cosplay garb. Deploy your polyhedral dice -- proudly. Runner-up: ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
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Comic-Con 2015: Crave Hosts 'Can You Outfox The Geek
Check out a short clip of Bibbiani hosting “Can You Outfox the Geek” above, featuring one of the easiest questions possible and a joke about ... «Crave Online, Jul 15»
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Torrid And Her Universe Release Marvel 'Avengers' Dresses In Plus …
Plus size geek girls, get your credit cards ready: Torrid has teamed up with Her Universe to offer three new Marvel Avengers dresses in plus sizes for a limited ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
7
Michael Deeds: Prepare to freak during the week of the guitar geek
Michael Deeds: Prepare to freak during the week of the guitar geek in Boise. By Michael Deeds. mdeeds@idahostatesman.comJuly 12, 2015. «The Idaho Statesman, Jul 15»
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Geek Glory Original series-based Bluetooth Star Trek … - Phone Arena
If you live for Geek credibility, the Star Trek: TOS Bluetooth Communicator is for you. It is available for pre-order, the price is $149. Click the ... «Phone Arena, Jul 15»
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Corey Stoll's journey from comic geek to 'Ant-Man' villain | New York …
Corey Stoll's journey from comic geek to 'Ant-Man' villain. Corey Stoll plays the villain in "Ant-Man," but at heart, he's still a starstruck fanboy. «New York Post, Jul 15»
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All the Star Wars you can handle at SDCC 2015 | News | Geek.com
San Diego Comic-Con could be classified as a Calamari Cruiser, because it's a launching point for a ton of Star Wars news. IGN is on the ... «Geek, Jul 15»

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