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English definition of “anorak”

anorak

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ˈæn.ə.ræk/ UK disapproving
a boring person who is too interested in the details of a hobby and finds it difficult to meet and spend time with other people: There are enough facts and figures in this book to keep even the most obsessive anorak fascinated for hours.EnthusiastsAdmirers
(Definition of anorak noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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