brainiac [brey-nee-ak]Slang. ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a highly intelligent person.
Origin of brainiac from Brainiac, a superintelligent, villainous alien in the Superman comics, probably+ Examples from the Web for brainiac Contemporary Examples of brainiac
Except for maybe his brainiac wife… but she could do better anyway.
January 3, 2015
“Scientists know now that being a brainiac is not so much about IQ but about executive function,” Golinkoff asserts.
October 24, 2011
British Dictionary definitions for brainiac brainiac noun
- informal a highly intelligent person
Word Origin for brainiac C20: from a super-intelligent character in an American comic strip Word Origin and History for brainiac n.
“very smart person,” 1982, U.S. slang, from(n.) + ending from , etc. Brainiac also was the name of a comic book villain in the Superman series and a do-it-yourself computer building kit, both from the late 1950s, and the word may bear traces of either or both of these.