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Definition of geek noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    geek

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɡiːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡiːk//
     
    (informal)
     
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  1. 1a person who is boring, wears clothes that are not fashionable, does not know how to behave in social situations, etc. synonym nerd
  2. 2a person who is very interested in and who knows a lot about a particular subject a computer geek
  3. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from the related English dialect word geck ‘fool’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gek ‘mad, silly’.

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