I was wondering if there is a word to describe a person who always is really quick at looking things up on etc. his phone.

E.g when you just can't remember the characters name in the film you just saw and this guy quickly pulls his phone out and looks it up.

I am looking for an adjective to fit: I was not sure about the meaning of the word, but the quick-lookup-guy quickly found the answer.

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    'search-guru' would be my coined term
    – Tom22
    Aug 20, 2017 at 23:49

4 Answers 4


The skill is known as Google-fu, and is a noun.

So although you can't use it as a straight adjective (ie 'he is Google-fu'), you can say 'his Google-fu is very impressive'.

In terms of your sample sentence, you could have:

I was not sure about the meaning of the word, but the Google-fu master quickly found the answer.


I can't come up with a word that fits the bill. Depending on the context in which you wish to use the term, perhaps you could coin one along the lines of: Googleholic, Googlemaniac, Wiki-it-all, Net-ref-nut etc.


I wasn't sure about the meaning of the word, but my google-master friend quickly found the answer with his phone.

I can't give you a definition or a source because I made it up.


Inquisitive Fidgety Animated Detail obsessed /OCD Impolite Gullible?enter image description here

  • So, is this one answer or eight?  (The question asks for a single word.) Aug 20, 2017 at 22:21
  • Both. It's options for the one James is looking for
    – Cailin
    Aug 20, 2017 at 22:26
  • None of those are even close to what OP is looking for.
    – Jim
    Aug 21, 2017 at 1:40

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