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geek的意思

geek

英 [giːk] 美 [ɡik]
  • n. 做低级滑稽表演的人,反常的人;畸形人;野人
  • n. (俚)极客,即智力超群,善于钻研但不懂与人交往的怪才

中文词源


geek 闷蛋,土包子

来自英语方言geck, 笨蛋,傻瓜。最终来自拟声词,咳喉咙的声音,半天憋不出一句话。

英文词源


geek (n.)
"sideshow freak," 1916, U.S. carnival and circus slang, perhaps a variant of geck "a fool, dupe, simpleton" (1510s), apparently from Dutch gek or Low German geck, from an imitative verb found in North Sea Germanic and Scandinavian meaning "to croak, cackle," and also "to mock, cheat" (Dutch gekken, German gecken, Danish gjække, Swedish gäcka). The modern form and the popular use with reference to circus sideshow "wild men" is from 1946, in William Lindsay Gresham's novel "Nightmare Alley" (made into a film in 1947 starring Tyrone Power).
"An ordinary geek doesn't actually eat snakes, just bites off chunks of 'em, chicken heads and rats." [Arthur H. Lewis, "Carnival," 1970]
By c. 1983, used in teenager slang in reference to peers who lacked social graces but were obsessed with new technology and computers (such as the Anthony Michael Hall character in 1984's "Sixteen Candles").
geek out vi. To temporarily enter techno-nerd mode while in a non-hackish context, for example at parties held near computer equipment. [Eric S. Raymond, "The New Hacker's Dictionary," 1996]

双语例句


1. My laptop died on me again. I need a geek!
我的手提电脑又死机了. 我需要一位会摆弄电脑的老兄帮忙!

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2. Flora: Do you consider yourself a geek or a computer nerd?
你觉得自己是电脑虫还是电脑迷?

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3. Herbert: Sure, but I'm too shy and they think I a geek.
赫伯特: 当然有, 但是我太害羞了,而且她们觉得我是个只懂电脑的怪人.

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4. Michael: Do you consider yourself a geek or a computer nerd?
迈克尔: 你觉得自己是电脑虫还是电脑迷?

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5. She seems friendly, spontaneous, outgoing - the absolute antithesis of " computer geek. "
她看上去友善 、 自然 、 大方 —— 照说应该是 “ 计算机怪杰(computergeek) ” 之类的决然对立面.

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