geekling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

geek +‎ -ling

Noun[edit]

geekling (plural geeklings)

  1. (slang, sometimes pejorative) A young or unimportant geek.
    • 2008, Michelle Goodman, My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire, Seal Press (2008), ISBN 9781580052597, page 52:
      As Seattle author, überblogger, and social media guru Ariel Meadow Stallings says, “You'll get a better-looking site, at way better rates, and you'll be helping a young geekling build their portfolio.”
    • 2010, Ken Denmead, Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share, Gotham Books (2010), ISBN 9781101404317, unnumbered page:
      Your geeky passions may differ slightly, and so the variations you teach your geeklings should as well.
    • 2012, Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, & Jenny Williams, Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families, Potter Craft (2012), ISBN 9780823085927, page 11:
      But more than just a how-to, we wrote the Geek Mom book to encourage mothers and geeklings to be proud of their true selves.

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