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