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GEEK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does geek mean? 

GEEK (noun)
  The noun GEEK has 2 senses:

1. a carnival performer who does disgusting acts
2. a person with an unusual or odd personality

  Familiarity information: GEEK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GEEK (noun)


Sense 1geek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A carnival performer who does disgusting acts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("geek" is a kind of...):

performer; performing artist (an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience)


Sense 2geek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person with an unusual or odd personality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

eccentric; eccentric person; oddball; flake; geek

Hypernyms ("geek" is a kind of...):

anomaly; unusual person (a person who is unusual)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "geek"):

crackpot; crank; fruitcake; nut; nut case; nutcase; screwball (a whimsically eccentric person)

nutter; wacko; whacko (a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad)


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