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nerd

and nurd (nɚd)
n. a dull and bookish person, usually a male. That whole gang of boys is just a bunch of nurds.

nerd magnet

n. a girl or woman who attracts dull males. Sally is weary of dating total drips. She is a classic nerd magnet.
See also: magnet, nerd

nerd mobile

n. a full-sized, uninteresting car; a family car. My father always buys some kind of stupid nerd mobile.
See also: mobile, nerd

nerd pack

n. a plastic sheath for holding pens in a pocket, protecting the cloth from ink. (This is the classic symbol of a bookish nerd.) A real nerd wears a nerd pack in the pocket of a dirty shirt.
See also: nerd, pack

tech-nerd

(ˈtɛknɚd)
n. a technically oriented, dull person, typically a male computer enthusiast. My brother, who is a tech-nerd, spends more than ten hours a day on his computer.
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The Word Nerd shall now hold forth on the topic of three amusingly misused modifiers: literally, relatively, and unique.
According to its first definition of the word, a nerd is a "foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.
Nerds have recently taken possession of an office in Team Valley, Gateshead.
However, the record-breaking success of the new movie proves my point, we are all nerds now.
But that's not an arena a theater audience could very well understand if, say, half of them had attended small schools dedicated to science, foreign languages, or even--this one already exists--"the hospitality industry" Who'd make sense of the hulking football teams (at a school of just 300 kids, even regular-sized people could play), the lunch-table segregation by activity group (the band dorks would all be at the special music school anyway), and even the hallways so long that the teachers don't notice when the greaser stuffs the nerd into a locker?
The participants on the online forum BlueSky(1) use the ideal type of the nerd, derived in part from media depictions of nerds, in negotiating their identities.
This may be fascinating to a nerd but is of as much interest to a normal human being as the Belgian national anthem.
DVD Extras: Deleted scenes, director and actors' commentaries and Nerds vs.
In a nutshell: Nerds create college, hijinks - of the wacky and predictable variety - ensue.
Since making his first appearance in the pages of Splendor in the early 1980s, the now--45-year-old karaoke enthusiast and self-described "treasure trove of trivia" has continued to pop up--on a series of MTV spots and in the low-budget horror flicks Killer Nerd and Bride of Killer Nerd--as the quintessential glasses-wearing, nasal-voiced, pens-in-the-pocket nerd.
If my crush or friends find out, they'll make fun of me and call me a nerd.
As more youngsters go on-line, they want to make pals with the kids who were once regarded as the class nerds.
19, 2014 /CNW/ -Nerd Block, the monthly subscription service for geeks and nerds, has teamed up with celebrities Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Willow) and Val Kilmer (Batman, Top Gun, Tombstone) to provide autographs for all of their subscribers in December's Nerd Block.