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brainiac

[ brey-nee-ak ]
/ ˈbreɪ niˌæk /
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Definition of brainiac

noun
a highly intelligent person.
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Origin of brainiac

From Brainiac, a superintelligent, villainous alien in the Superman comics, probably brain + (man)iac
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British Dictionary definitions for brainiac

brainiac
/ (ˈbreɪnɪˌæk) /

noun
informal a highly intelligent person

Word Origin for brainiac

C20: from a super-intelligent character in an American comic strip
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