- a word which acts as the key to a cipher or code
- a word or concept of great significance
- an unfashionable or socially inept person
- [usually with modifier] a knowledgeable and obsessive enthusiast
This is obviously one of those cases when you wish you hadn't looked a word up in the dictionary. I'm a search engine specialist by trade, so "A knowledgable and obsessive enthusiast for words of great significance" doesn't sound too bad. I'm not so sure about "An unfashionable or socially inept person" though.
I enjoy my job, and in doing it over the years I have frequently encountered words, phrases, techniques and bits of code that have made me think at a tangent to what I am being paid to do. These tangents sometimes stick around in my head for a while, and this blog represents a long-overdue outlet for them.