English Vocabulary


About the word "Geek"

Hello everyone!
I would be pleased if anybody could help me to find the exact definition of the word "Geek.
According to the GymGlish correction I received this morning, the word « Geek » would mean “Someone who is passionately fond of something. In I.T. in particular”.
For its part, the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary gives this (only) definition: “A person, especially a man, who is boring and not fashionable”.
At last, I read that this term also could refer to an eccentric person who has an unusual or odd personality.
Which one is the right one? Are there several possibilities?
Thank you in advance.
Jicé

2 comments

  • Thank you for these explanations.
    Jicé
  • Hello everyone!
    I would be pleased if anybody could help me to find the exact definition of the word "Geek.
    According to the GymGlish correction I received this morning, the word « Geek » would mean “Someone who is passionately fond of something. In I.T. in particular”.
    For its part, the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary gives this (only) definition: “A person, especially a man, who is boring and not fashionable”.
    At last, I read that this term also could refer to an eccentric person who has an unusual or odd personality.
    Which one is the right one? Are there several possibilities?
    Thank you in advance.
    Jicé

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