Other Word Forms of Geek
Origin of Geek
From the British dialectal term geck (“fool”), from Low German Geck, from Middle Low German; The root still survives in the Dutch gek (“crazy”) and gekkie (“crazy person”).
Perhaps alteration of dialectal geck fool from Low German gek from Middle Low German
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Probably related to keek; compare German gucken (“look”), kieken (“look”).
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