American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A highly intelligent person: "These companies are not hot Silicon Valley startups swarming with Gen-X brainiacs” ( Ronald Henkoff).
- n. someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
- Probably from Brainiac, a highly intelligent villain in DC Comics, blend of brain and maniac. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This brainiac is driving with his left foot extended out the driver’s side window and is resting his ankle on the side mirror.”
“Milligan will play Ethan, who the NYPost not only describes as a brainiac, but also as someone who possesses other qualities valued in the 90210.”
“Though it would please me to think marrying outside my ethnic group has afforded my spawn a clearer shot at intellectual greatness, any mad 'brainiac' DNA my children might possess more likely arrives via their crazy, drunken, Mensa-smart goyishe grandfather than from their closest Ashkenazi kin.”
“Ware, who looks like Frasier Crane, only with an even bigger "brainiac" forehead, has a devastating line in self-deprecation.”
“KING: They're also bringing in, I understand, another show from England, with brighter questions, a kind of brainiac show.”
“Poizner the "brainiac" is a wolf in sheep's clothing, to him everything that is wrong in CA is the illegals fault.”
“He says the public perception of autism is skewed by success stories -- the high-functioning "brainiac" kids who thrive despite their disability.”
“He says the public perception of autism is skewed by success stories - the high-functioning "brainiac" kids who thrive despite their disability.”
“It was in junior high that he fell in with a problem crowd, after being teased for being a "brainiac," for belonging to math and chess clubs.”
“Is Sarah Palin so very different from liberal "brainiac" journalists believe a politician should be like that they have to comb through her personal life in search of all the details that shout that she would not fit in at their cocktail parties?”
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