What sort of stuff did you geek out on when you were younger?
With his slight frame and tasteful Jew-fro, Seth was the anti-heartthrob who launched a nationwide trend of “geek chic.”
And remember the short-sleeve-wearing Best Buy technicians, the geek Squad?
In the wake of his popular post, African-American geek icon Donald Glover launched a campaign to get himself cast as Peter Parker.
I thought it was a bit boring and a bit slow, and I guess I thought he was a bit of a geek for liking it.
When a geek prince hired out as a laborer for a year on Niflheim, he did so for only one purpose—to learn Terran technologies.
"Yes, geek ingratitude's an old story to all of us," Blount agreed.
As far as that goes, you know what the geek name for a Terran is?
Any question of geek psychology is wide open as far as I'm concerned; the longer I stay here, the less I understand it.
Did you run into a geek named Gorkrink, while you were on Nif?
"sideshow freak," 1916, U.S. carnival and circus slang, perhaps a variant of geck "a fool, dupe, simpleton" (1510s), apparently from Low German geck, from an imitative verb found in North Sea Germanic and Scandinavian meaning "to croak, cackle," and also "to mock, cheat." The modern form and the popular use with reference to circus sideshow "wild men" is from 1946, in William Lindsay Gresham's novel "Nightmare Alley" (made into a film in 1947 starring Tyrone Power).
"An ordinary geek doesn't actually eat snakes, just bites off chunks of 'em, chicken heads and rats." [Arthur H. Lewis, "Carnival," 1970]By c.1983, used in teenager slang in reference to peers who lacked social graces but were obsessed with new technology and computers (e.g. the Anthony Michael Hall character in 1984's "Sixteen Candles").
geek out vi. To temporarily enter techno-nerd mode while in a non-hackish context, for example at parties held near computer equipment. [Eric S. Raymond, "The New Hacker's Dictionary," 1996]
[origin unknown; perhaps related to British dialect geck, geke, ''fool''; according to David Maurer, ''said to have originated with a man named Wagner of Charleston, WV, whose hideous snake-eating act made him famous'']