1. British: A person obsessively interested in a thing or topic that doesn't seem to warrant such attention.
Frank Costanza not only had every TV guide but also had subway tokens from the innaguration days of Presidents back to Eisenhower
1. Cagoul; or a hooded zip-up jacket.
3. IT people in general, computer geeks.
Beware of couples wearing matching anoraks.
Often spotted at LAN parties.
Derogatory term, most frequently directed at people who obsessively pursue hobbies which consist almost entirely of gathering information about a favourite topic, generally a fairly benign and arcane device such as a specific type of computer. Origins possibly explained by the information-gatherer collectives' peculiar habit of wearing outdoor clothing or jackets at socially inappropriate or awkward times such as at the dinner table or in bed.
Simon, we have been watching TV for thirty minutes now, are you going to take your anorak off?
1. A fur coat garment, with hood, worn by Eskimos or Inuits.
2. A Western imitation of such garment, full of cheap insulating material, and lined with fake fur.
3. Garments worn by trainspotters, etc.
4. Train spotters, plane spotters, pylon spotters, bus spotters, mail van spotters, hearse spotters, Formula 1 spotters, 666 spotters, etc.
My name is John and I am an anorak. I am physically and psychologically addicted to spotting.
Those pylons just make me want to go out there an collect their numbers. I better put on my anorak.
1- A person with a highly uninteresting hobby/interest
2- A cry for help
1- my dad's a train spotter!
2- i'm worried kevin's becoming an anorak!
(In the UK
) A fan of pirate radio
, especially offshore pirate radio.
So called because, while visiting the pirate radio ships, they were known for wearing anorak coats due to the cold and windy climate of the North Sea
That guy's radio's always tuned to some pirate radio station or other. Even used to visit Laser 558 and Radio Caroline when they were on the North Sea.
Yeah, he always was an anorak.