Adjective "nerd" definition and examples

(Nerd may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/nəːd/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.
  1. 'By motivating teachers and students about physics, he also hopes to remove the stigma that physics is boring and only for nerds.'
  2. 'Devoid of social skills and eternally depressing, Pekar's voice speaks for nerds, social inadequates and all else on the margins of society.'
  3. 'Most of the editors will readily admit to being any of the following: dorks, nerds, or geeks.'
  4. 'The surprising thing is that he is not a boring nerd; he's got a wonderful sense of humor and he loves to dance.'
  5. 'People who work in the Internet industry on the other hand are viewed as nerds, geeks, dweebs and propeller heads.'
  6. 'In vain, I glanced towards the nerds and geeks in the front row, hoping to get some help.'
  7. 'They were a group made up mostly of men who were all nerds and geeks and dorks in high school who went on to become brilliant and funny and irresistible in college.'
  8. 'Recently we noticed some net nerds have been forming social clubs under the banner ‘Free Culture’.'
  9. 'This, ladies and gentlemen, is the difference between a geek and a nerd.'
  10. 'Actually he's probably both; a geeky nerd or a nerdy geek.'
  11. 'a computer nerd'
  12. 'Besides, you can't have a fight when the other guy turns out to be a mild-mannered book nerd.'
  13. 'A self-confessed computer nerd, Schilling is the perfect pitcher for the digital age.'
  14. 'As a pilot and techno nerd who's worked with GPS for years, I trust Garmin and Magellan.'
  15. 'A lot of British pop beaches itself on our shores, but it's rare to find the voice of the common English punk nerd.'
  16. 'That was from when she played the school computer nerd a couple of years ago.'
  17. 'The best character in the film is the geeky computer nerd, parked at a desk in Mission Control.'
  18. 'This is the part of the review where I indulge my inner history nerd, so stick with me.'
  19. 'As a Dungeons and Dragons nerd, it is an easier transition than you'd think to get into the sporting realm.'
  20. 'A brilliant computer nerd overcame entrenched foes and now heads the firm.'
  21. 'There were just so many errors in there that the outraged grammar nerd inside me froze up and died a little, giving way to bewildered amusement.'

More definitions

1. a person considered to be socially awkward, boring, unstylish, etc.

2. an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit: a computer nerd.

More examples(as adjective)

"stereotypes can be nerd."

Origin

1950s (originally US): of unknown origin.