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Geek vs. Anorak

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Geeknoun

(dated) A carnival performer specializing in bizarre and unappetizing behavior.

‘I once saw a geek bite the head off a live chicken.’;

Anoraknoun

A heavy weatherproof jacket with an attached hood; a parka or windcheater.

Geeknoun

(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.’;

Anoraknoun

A geek or nerd, possibly originally either a train spotter or a fan of off-shore pirate radio.

Geeknoun

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?’;

Anoraknoun

a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

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Geeknoun

(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.

Anoraknoun

a waterproof jacket, typically with a hood, of a kind originally used in polar regions.

Geeknoun

(colloquial) An unfashionable or socially undesirable person.

‘Why do you hang around with them? They’re just geeks.’;

Anoraknoun

a studious or obsessive person with unfashionable and largely solitary interests

‘with his thick specs, shabby shoes, and grey suit, he looks a bit of an anorak’;

Geeknoun

A look.

‘Have a geek at this.’;

Geekverb

(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.’;

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Geekverb

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

Geeknoun

A performer in a carnival, often presented as a wild man, who performs grotesquely disgusting acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken or snake.

Geeknoun

Any eccentric or strange person; an oddball; an eccentric.

Geeknoun

A student who is socially inept and a misfit in his class, especially one who is an intellectual; a nerd; a dork.

Geeknoun

An intellectually inclined person, especially one who is interested in scientific or technical subjects; as, a group of geeks wearing pocket protectors; - originally a deprecatory and contemptuous term, but in the 1990's, with the increase in popularity of computers and the frequency of accumulation of great wealth by computer entrepreneurs, it has come to be used with noticeable frequency by technically competent people to refer to themselves, ironically and sometimes proudly.

Geeknoun

a carnival performer who does disgusting acts

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Geeknoun

a person with an unusual or odd personality

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 obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit. In the past, it had a generally pejorative meaning of a .

‘peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, boring, or socially awkward’;

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