The wierd history of geeks

The word geek is a slang term, noting individuals as "a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual".[1] Formerly, the term referred to a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken, bat or snake. The 1976 edition of the American Heritage Dictionary included only the definition regarding geek shows.