geek-chic

geek-chic

Describing an aesthetic that incorporates the clothing and accessories typically associated with studious or intellectual people (hence "geek") in a consciously fashionable way (hence "chic"). Often includes such items as glasses, blazers, cardigans, and knee-socks. I love your new tortoiseshell glasses and this whole geek-chic thing you've got going on. That cardigan with the elbow-patches? Very geek-chic.
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geek-chic

(ˈgikˈʃik)
mod. stylish or fashionable only for social outcasts. (see also geek.) Why do you have to buy all this geek-chic stuff? Don’t they give it away somewhere?
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