brainiac [brey-nee-ak]Slang. ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a highly intelligent person.

Origin of brainiac from Brainiac, a superintelligent, villainous alien in the Superman comics, probably brain + (man)iac Examples from the Web for brainiac Contemporary Examples of brainiac

  • Except for maybe his brainiac wife… but she could do better anyway.

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  • “Scientists know now that being a brainiac is not so much about IQ but about executive function,” Golinkoff asserts.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for brainiac brainiac noun

    1. 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 brain (n.) + ending from ENIAC, 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.

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