Chiphead



noun

computer science engineer
Usage Note

slang

noun

A computer enthusiast: I’m not a chiphead, but if you don’t keep up with the new developments, you’re not going to have the competitive edge

[1980s+ Computer; fr silicon chip plus head, ”addict”]

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