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anorak

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A socially inept and studious or obsessive person with unfashionable and largely solitary interests. The meaning dates from the 1980s and derives from the anoraks worn by trainspotters,...

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anorak

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 36 words.

a socially inept and studious or obsessive person with unfashionable and largely solitary interests. The meaning dates from the 1980s and derives from the anoraks worn by ...

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anorak

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 47 words.

[1920s]

The anorak comes from Greenland, where the Inupiaq language of the Inuit gave us the word for a hooded

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anorak

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A socially inept and studious or obsessive person with unfashionable and largely solitary interests. The meaning dates from the 1980s and derives from the anoraks worn by trainspotters,...

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anorak

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 225 words.

This word of Greenland Inuit origin has taken on a special, derogatory meaning in British English by being indelibly associated with people waiting around in cold weather (in anoraks,...

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anorak

Edited by Andrew Butterfield and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 3 words.

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anorak

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 3 words.

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anorak

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 14 words.

A term used as an alternative to *nerd in the United Kingdom.

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anorak

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 14 words.

A term used as an alternative to *nerd in the United Kingdom.

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Anorak

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 80 words.

A word of Greenland Inuit (Eskimo) origin for a type of waterproof jacket with a hood, as originally worn in

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Anorak

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 75 words.

A word of Greenland Inuit (Eskimo) origin for a type of waterproof jacket with a hood, as originally worn in

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anorak

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 96 words.

a word of Greenland Eskimo origin, has taken on a new meaning from its association with people waiting around in

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anorak

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 104 words.

• blackjack • applejack • flapjack • steeplejack • cheapjack • skipjack • hijack, skyjack • bootjack • lumberjack

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anorak

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 104 words.

• blackjack • applejack • flapjack • steeplejack • cheapjack • skipjack • hijack, skyjack • bootjack • lumberjack

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anorak

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 96 words.

a word of Greenland Eskimo origin, has taken on a new meaning from its association with people waiting around in

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anorak n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 196 words.

1 anyone outside a peer group who thus fails to fit in with ‘the gang’, esp. a studious individual who

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anorak noun

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 62 words.

derog Brit Someone obsessively involved with something (e.g. a hobby) that is generally regarded as boring or unfashionable. 1991–.

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anorak noun

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 45 words.

E20 Eskimo (Greenlandic annoraaq).

1 A hooded jacket made of skin or cloth and worn by Eskimos and so

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techie

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Someone who has either hardware or software skills. See also geek, alpha geek, and anorak.

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techie

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 16 words.

Someone who has either hardware or software skills. See also geek, alpha geek, and anorak.

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techie

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 16 words.

Someone who has either hardware or software skills. See also geek, alpha geek, and anorak.

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