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Geek

Informal and somewhat derogatory; a new hire at a Wall Street trading firm. The term was popularized by the book Liar's Poker, which describes the author's experience as a bond trader on Wall Street in the 1980s.
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Perhaps things will improve enough that one day I will have inscribed on my gravestone "He aspired to be a geek.
Federal prosecutors admitted that "a few payments to Geek Squad City supervisors by the FBI unnecessarily muddied the waters here.
Of the hundreds of black-oriented Web sites, news-groups and mailing lists on the Internet, Black Geeks Online (www.
In 2011 a doctor in Orange County, California, Mark Rettenmaier, brought his computer to Best Buy's Geek Squad, a member of which discovered child pornography on the computer and reported it to the FBI.
One of the bright spots on the WB's schedule is ``Beauty and the Geek.
While it's chic to be geek, Geeks with Benefits want to take it one step further - there's no community more likely to save the world than a community of geeks
Geek Out also suggests volunteering, donating the price of a ticket to gay rights organizations and educating others about Card and his beliefs.
org/cases/fbi-geek-squad-informants-foia-suit)  lawsuit filed last year after the FBI denied a request for records about its relationship with Geek Squad.
Geek culture is everywhere, with collectables and tattoos common.