Geek vs. Nerd

Geek vs. Nerd — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Geek and Nerd

Geeknoun

A person regarded as foolish, inept, or clumsy.

Nerdnoun

A foolish, inept, or unattractive person.

Geeknoun

A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.

Nerdnoun

A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.

Geeknoun

A carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken.

Nerdnoun

A person who is intellectual but generally introverted

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Geekverb

To excite emotionally

I'm geeked about that new video game.

Nerdnoun

One who has an intense, obsessive interest in something.

a computer nerda comic-book nerd

Geeknoun

(dated) A carnival performer specializing in bizarre and unappetizing behavior.

I once saw a geek bite the head off a live chicken.

Nerdnoun

An unattractive, socially awkward, annoying, undesirable, and/or boring, person; a dork.

Only a nerd would wear yellow and blue stripes with green pants.Nerds seem to have fun with each other, but in a way that causes others to laugh at them.Why are you hanging out with that nerd?

Geeknoun

(colloquial) A person who is intensely interested in a particular field or hobby and often having limited or nonstandard social skills. Often used with an attributive noun.

I was a complete computer geek in high school, but I get out a lot more now.Most famous actors are really theater geeks at heart.

Nerdnoun

(post-1980s) A member of a subculture revolving around video games, fantasy and science fiction, comic books and assorted media.

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Geeknoun

An expert in a technical field, particularly one having to do with computers.

My laptop’s locked up again. I need a geek.Do you need a hardware geek or a software geek?

Nerdnoun

an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively

Geeknoun

(colloquial) The subculture of geeks; an esoteric subject of interest that is marginal to the social mainstream; the philosophy, events, and physical artifacts of geeks.

Geeknoun

(colloquial) An unfashionable or socially undesirable person.

Why do you hang around with them? They’re just geeks.

Geeknoun

A look.

Have a geek at this.

Geekverb

(colloquial) To behave geekishly or in a socially awkward manner, especially when under the influence of drugs or other psycho-active substances, and exhibiting such marked characteristics as hyperactivity, repetitiveness, talkativeness, nervousness, irritability, or paranoia.

Hey, check out that guy...he's really geeking out pretty bad.

Geekverb

(Cornwall) To look; to peep; to stare about intently.

Geeknoun

a carnival performer who does disgusting acts

Geeknoun

a person with an unusual or odd personality