Definition of geekspeak in English:



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

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