Definition of

Geek

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

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Origin of the word Geek

  1. "sideshow freak," 1916, U.S. carnival and circus slang, perhaps a variant of geck "a fool, dupe, simpleton" (1515), apparently from Low Ger. geck, from an imitative verb found in North Sea Gmc. and Scand. meaning "to croak, cackle," and also "to mock, cheat." The modern form and the popular use with ref. to circus sideshow "wild men" is from 1946, in William Linds… more

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