Geeking/ geeking out

Thom Harrison THarriso at MAIL.MACONSTATE.EDU
Tue Mar 26 18:06:01 UTC 2002

A few years ago, I heard the term "geeking" used to mean selling items on
the streetcorners, possibly stolen items, possibly for money to buy drugs.

More recently I heard the term "geeking out" used to describe the state of
going around sniffing, tasting and feeling everything in sight that people
go through after a binge on methamphetamine or similar drugs.

Both uses would seem to be derived from the old carnival geek.

Has anyone else encountered these terms?

Thom Harrison
Macon State College

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