London, Dec. 16: Collins online dictionary has chosen 'Geek' as the word of the year.
According to Collins, 'geek' was given the title as a reminder of how an insult aimed at computer programming lovers can be transformed into a badge of honour, the Guardian reported.
Earlier in September, the dictionary had changed the definition of geek from someone preoccupied with computing to 'a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a specific subject'.
Geekery, geek chic and geekdom were added to the fold.
Ian Brookes, Consultant Editor to Collins Dictionary, said that the idea of future generations inheriting a more positive definition of the word 'geek' is something that Collins believes is worth celebrating. (ANI)