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The term "geek" originally referred to the carnival performers whose act consisted of biting the heads off chickens and eating glass. Over time it came to be applied to anyone who got paid to do work considered odd or bizarre by mainstream society.

The term now enjoys a special status within the technical community, particularly among particularly knowledgable computer programmers. To identify oneself as a "geek" indicates a recognition that most people still consider programming computers to be a bizarre act, along with a certain fierce satisfaction in being very good at their inglorious profession.

That most software geeks now easily earn twice as much as the average laborer just sweetens their defiant embrace of the term.

Note: Unlike the word "nerd," which is always pejorative, "geek" often carries a positive connotation when used by one of the group. The use of the term by outsiders is considered insulting.
"If you really need the right answer, check with Bob; he's our resident alpha geek."
by Anonymous March 14, 2003
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The kids in high school who are considered the losers.
Ironically, those "losers" will be the bosses of the cool kids in high school, if those cool kids ever reach the same intelligence level as the once geeks(possibly not).
Call them what you want, geeks are the ones that will succeed in life, while the cool kid in high school that did drugs will do just that for the rest of his shitty life.
by fuckitall June 02, 2006
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For starters geeks are not wannabe nerds, and anybody who say they are, are fucktards.
They are very intelligent in one or more areas. Not necessarily computers. You could be a chess geek and have never used a computer.
Geeks are usually quite weak physically but make up for it in their superior mental capability.
Do not try and insult a geek, as one they do not care. and two they will always have either a good comeback or someway to totally annihilate your insult with some form of explanation. They do have a social life (most of them anyway) they can be awesome at gaming and still have a girlfriend. Just like if a chav considers himself to have a social life but he is still good at bmxing (innit).
Chav: Yo nob u iz wal a geek wid dem glases.

Geek: Yes as everybody that wears glasses is a geek. Gandhi was a geek was he? Get some brains.

Chav: yo oo is gandhi mayte?

Geek: Point proven. Goodbye. Cunt.
by E.G.A June 17, 2008
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A Geek is a very knowledgeable person who sometimes act in a manner which can be considered odd or abnormal. They also know that they are slightly odd or abnormal and fully accept this. Because they accept this they don’t try and be normal like nerds do and ultimately “fit in” better than nerds and so are seen to have better social skills.

Geeks are superior to all other people because the have the knowledge and social ability to get to where they want to be.
"I got Mike to help me set up my computer, he's such a geek"
by Little-John September 16, 2006
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An inquisitive individual that handles information about a certain topic whether it is for recreational purposes, a promising career, or both.

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A geek typically is intelligent in some manner; and is always interested in a particular topic. Geeks have social skills unlike a nerd, which is similar intellectually, yet is a socially awkward individual. Geeks also tend to be, but are not limited to, nonathletic.
1. Adam is a computer geek. He'll be your boss some day.

2. Ricky is a film geek. He organizes all his movies alphabetically.

3. David is a guitar geek. He'll be keeping his neighbors up at night while he rocks out.

4. Kevin is a anime geek. He wants to move to Japan.

5. Gina is a book geek. She can't get her head out of those pages!

6. Stacie is a drama geek. She loves the stage.

7. Spencer is a comic book geek. He will debate who will win what fight.

8. Ian is a mathematics geek. He can school you!

9. Jennie is a photography geek. The wedding photos will come out professionally.
by raptroes July 26, 2010
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1. Either a nerd that is socially active or a jock with a recordable IQ and some technical knowledge
2. Someone that likes to have fun and knows how to have it in every way possible due to a strong sense of curiosity and/or high intelligence
3. A person that enjoys science fiction
4. A person that enjoys fantasy
5. A video game fanatic
6. A person that enjoys being slightly abnormal
7. Anyone that wishes to be referred to as a geek
8. A computer expert
9. A person that is picked on in high school and later becomes the boss of his former tormentors
10. Anyone that obsesses about subjects of his/her own personal interest and becomes an expert on the subject due to the obsession
11. An expert in any given field
12. An general insult used by those of low intelligence to refer to the intellectual elite. This common error is made through failure to recognize the difference between geeks, nerds, and dorks
13. One who knows the difference between a nerd and a geek
That geek has more friends than the nerd, but is smarter than the jocks and normies.
by Mattlkd October 12, 2009
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