Definition of geekspeak in English:



mass nouninformal
  • Technical jargon regarded as characteristic of that used by computer enthusiasts.

    ‘Littman does a good job of translating acronym-laden geekspeak into English’
    • ‘And so I packed up enough clothes for a few days and went and visited Dan, who generously looked after me with a complete package of baked beans, ultra-delicious soup, hot tea, geekspeak and a vicious thump on the head with a soccer ball.’
    • ‘By the way, scientific notation is a geekspeak way of writing a floating-point number in a compact way.’
    • ‘But, essentially, it's just geekspeak for "the Internet."’
    • ‘The script, with its constant acknowledgment of such arcana as Logan's Run and The X-Men, could be seen as a work written entirely in a language I call "geekspeak."’
    • ‘Everything else is geekspeak to them; just noise.’
    • ‘In geekspeak, it's a media adapter, a category of home networking gear that can stream such content as pictures, music and video from networked PCs to the television.’
    • ‘The air is dense with geekspeak spiced with a dash of federalese.’
    • ‘What you quite often have when you listen to a politician is either geekspeak with a zillion statistics, or a platitude.’
    • ‘RAC stands for "Relative Amplitude Coefficient," which is geekspeak for "we would like your shots to feel as soft as butter".’
    • ‘I have no clear visitor profile, geekspeak for "I have no idea why anyone would waste its time out here".’
    • ‘Geekspeak hits the front pages.’
    • ‘But it's also one of his characteristics, to lace his narrative with anachronistic linguistic style—what the Guardian described as 'marrying geekspeak with riotous action'.’
    • ‘Organically, a set of guidelines (netiquette, in geekspeak) has already emerged in the blogosphere.’
    • ‘The result is to facilitate partner preference formation, which is geekspeak for 'make them fall in love'.’
    • ‘For those lost in the geekspeak, we'll explain.’
    specialized language, technical language, slang, cant, idiom, argot, patter, patois, vernacular
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