Gees vs Geek - What's the difference?

gees | geek |

As nouns the difference between gees and geek

is that gees is while geek is (dated) a carnival performer specializing in bizarre and unappetizing behavior or geek can be (australia|colloquial) a look.

As verbs the difference between gees and geek

is that gees is (gee) while geek is (colloquial) to get high on cocaine.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Die meervoud van "gee" is nie "gees" nie, omdat "gee" n werkwoord is en as sulks nie n meervoud kan hê nie in Afrikaans. Die meervoud van die selfstandige naamwoord, "gees", is "geeste". The plural form of "gee" in afrikaans does not rexist, because "gee" is a verb and as such cannot have a plural form - not in Afrikaans. The noun "gees" means "spirit" in Afrikaans and the plural form of "gees" is "geeste".


  • (gee)
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    (wikipedia geek)

    Etymology 1

    From the British dialectal term .


    (en noun)
  • (dated) A carnival performer specializing in bizarre and unappetizing behavior.
  • I once saw a geek bite the head off a live chicken.
  • (colloquial) A person who is intensely interested in a particular field or hobby and usually asocial. Often used with an attributive noun.
  • I was a complete computer geek in high school, but I get out a lot more now.
    Most famous actors are really theater geeks at heart.
  • (colloquial, by extension) An expert in a technical field, particularly one having to do with computers.
  • My laptop’s locked up again. I need a geek .
    Do you need a hardware geek''' or a software '''geek ?
  • (colloquial) The subculture of geeks; an esoteric subject of interest that is marginal to the social mainstream; the philosophy, events, and physical artifacts of geeks.
  • * 2007' '''Kelly Boler, '''':''' ''"Basically," says [Harry J.] Knowles [founder, 'Ain't It Cool News' website], "it's my job to stay on top of the latest and coolest in '''geek that's out there, specifically as it relates to the world of film."
  • (colloquial) An unfashionable or socially undesirable person.
  • Why do you hang around with them? They’re just geeks .
    Derived terms
    * geek chic * geek code * geekdom * geekery * geekly * geek out * geeky
    See also
    * dork * freak * guru * hacker * loser * nerd


    (en verb)
  • (colloquial) To get high on cocaine.
  • Etymology 2

    Probably related to keek; compare (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (Australia, colloquial) A look.
  • * 2005 , , The Essential Bird , unnumbered page,
  • Then he says let?s have a geek at some of the elephant pictures instead.
    Have a geek at this.
    * (sense) , gander