a highly intelligent person.
Contemporary Examples

All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt Melissa Leon January 2, 2015
15 Signs You’ll Raise a Genius Anneli Rufus October 23, 2011

(informal) a highly intelligent person

An intelligent person; brain: Hugo is such a rainia he got 100% on the algebra test
An intellectual; double dome, egghead


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