brainiac

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Blend of brain +‎ maniac, with influence from ENIAC, the name of an early computer, coined in the Superman comic book. The term first appeared in Action Comics #242 in July, 1958.

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brainiac ‎(plural brainiacs)

  1. (slang, sometimes derogatory) A very intelligent and usually studious, erudite person.

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