pencil neck

pencil neck

1. A particularly weak, meek, or unimpressive person; a wimp. No little pencil neck like you is going to give me orders, pal!
2. A person who is very inclined toward academic or intellectual pursuits. I always made sure to make friends with the pencil necks in my math classes so they would help me out with the homework.
See also: neck, pencil
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The last thing she heard at the door, in Spanish, was, "Whatever the polo shirt pencil neck was going to put out, I'll double.
Was O'Neal really conferring super-duper stardom on the player whose pretty pencil neck he wanted to wring back in the dog days of December?
In May, Blassie's autobiography, "Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks," written with Keith Elliot Greenberg, was published by Simon and Schuster.
But the point is Nag (let's pretend we're on a last name basis here) that when a man is no longer able to protect all that is good, holy and American, when he's looking at giving an ungodly number of pep talks to bankers and other pencil necks, maybe a little pile of sawdust isn't so bad.
But the point is, when a man is no longer able to protect all that is good, holy and American, when he's looking at giving an ungodly number of pep talks to bankers and other pencil necks, maybe a little pile of sawdust isn't so bad.