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 person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, or socially awkward".
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 refer to "someone who is interested in a subject (usually intellectual or complex) for its own sake".
* 1 Etymology
* 2 Definitions
* 3 Impact
The word comes from
English dialect geek or geck (meaning a "fool" or
"freak "; from
Middle Low German Geck). "Geck" is a standard term in
modern German and means "fool" or "fop". The root also survives in
the Dutch and
* Anorak and
Boffin , British slang for "geek"
Otaku , Japanese slang for "geek"
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