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propeller head

Slang. a person who is obsessively devoted to an especially technical pursuit.
Origin of propeller head
1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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propeller head

noun phrase

A computer expert or enthusiast; geek, nerd: Interactive multimedia software? The propeller heads live for this stuff

[mid-1980s+; fr their visualization as wearing ridiculous little beanies with propellers on top]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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