geekerati

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of geek +‎ literati

Noun[edit]

geekerati pl (plural only)

  1. (slang) An elite community of computer geeks.
    • 2007, Hank Bordowitz, Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business, page 165:
      It took until 1993 and the advent of Mosaic (a forerunner of Netscape) to move the Web out of the hands of solely the geekerati and into the realm of technological early adapters[sic].
    • 2007 October 29, David Carr, “Murdoch, a Folk Hero in Silicon”, in New York Times[1]:
      He was overwhelmed by an immediate onrush of hospitality as the geekerati lined up to get a word with him.