Definition of geekspeak in US English:



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

    ‘Littman does a good job of translating acronym-laden geekspeak into English’
    • ‘I have no clear visitor profile, geekspeak for "I have no idea why anyone would waste its time out here".’
    • ‘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."’
    • ‘What you quite often have when you listen to a politician is either geekspeak with a zillion statistics, or a platitude.’
    • ‘The result is to facilitate partner preference formation, which is geekspeak for 'make them fall in love'.’
    • ‘The air is dense with geekspeak spiced with a dash of federalese.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Organically, a set of guidelines (netiquette, in geekspeak) has already emerged in the blogosphere.’
    • ‘By the way, scientific notation is a geekspeak way of writing a floating-point number in a compact way.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Geekspeak hits the front pages.’
    • ‘RAC stands for "Relative Amplitude Coefficient," which is geekspeak for "we would like your shots to feel as soft as butter".’
    • ‘Everything else is geekspeak to them; just noise.’
    • ‘But, essentially, it's just geekspeak for "the Internet."’
    • ‘For those lost in the geekspeak, we'll explain.’
    • ‘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'.’
    specialized language, technical language, slang, cant, idiom, argot, patter, patois, vernacular
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