Alpha geek

noun; compounding
The most knowledgeable, technically proficient person in an office, department, or work group The term seems to be derived from alpha male, a word created by animal ethologists. The word alpha is especially appealing because it refers to the beginning, first, or principle of whatever it describes. It would be interesting to know exactly how alpha male changed its context to become alpha geek. It could have first referred to animals and then to those who studied the animals before spreading among other speech communities. Because it originated through animal ethologists, I assume that the term alpha geek is most widespread in the zoology community.
Ask *somebody*; he’s the alpha geek here.
Etymology : From Middle English, from Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew Aleph “aleph” + from English dialect geek/geck “fool,” from Low German gek, from Middle Low German
Source : My roommate
Last modified: 10 June 2008