Definition of geeky in US English:



  • 1Unfashionable and socially inept.

    ‘the geeky kid getting bullied at school’
    • ‘Who are these chubby, dorky, geeky guys who seem to now be ruling Hollywood?’
    • ‘Charlie's geeky stepbrother Dennis is hanging out at his house.’
    • ‘He shows up at Charlotte's school as a transfer student, geeky and awkward.’
    • ‘Ray brushes his hair with a rake and wears geeky glasses.’
    • ‘Brian is the polar opposite - a geeky, shy, awkward boy who isn't manly enough for his all-American dad.’
    • ‘A geeky teen learns that her dead dad was a Prince in his own land.’
    • ‘Like all the actors in the film, he is very realistic in the role, the very model of a shy geeky loner.’
    • ‘Like most geeky girls, Tracy desperately wants to be liked and noticed.’
    • ‘Being a bespectacled, geeky Brit was never this fun.’
    • ‘He was very geeky and as he got older, although the stutter left, he was still a bit of a social outcast.’
    1. 1.1 Knowledgeable and obsessively interested in something, especially technology.
      ‘a bunch of geeky techies’
      ‘his geeky obsession with model cars’
      • ‘If your appetite for all things geeky is not satisfied by the documentary, there is plenty more on this second disc.’
      • ‘You really have to wonder how a show with humor this esoteric, this geeky, made it to the air at all.’
      • ‘I had the car in pieces stored in various locations and I became very geeky about it and everything had to be exactly the same as the original.’
      • ‘This is the kind of clever conceit that makes my geeky heart leap with joy.’
      • ‘Being at the front of the queue for the new model may have given you geeky street cred, but owning a new gadget before anyone else isn't always the best option’
      • ‘I have a tendency to date tall, skinny, geeky, male programmers.’
      • ‘Sam was one of those geeky guys -- he had the telescope up in about a minute.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, the only people who will appreciate this are nitpicky reviewers and geeky computer users.’
      • ‘I have this geeky academic background, so it was just up my street.’
      • ‘It was cool in that geeky comic book sort of way.’