adorkable


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adorkable

Cute because of one's endearing nerdiness or social awkwardness. A portmanteau of "adorable" and "dork." A: "Check out the adorkable guy in the glasses!" B: "Aww, he seems pretty shy. You'll have to go talk to him."
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(The generation Y'ers and millennials paying attention during the 2008 election used to joke that the Hillary Rodham who'd gone to Wellesley, frizzy-haired and adorkable, would have voted for Obama.)
IT has been announced that the word 'adorkable' ' is to make its debut into the Collins English Dictionary.
Washington, June 11 ( ANI ): The new geek word "Adorkable" has been included in the Collins English Dictionary, it has been revealed.
"Adorkable", defined as "charming in a way that combines attractiveness with intelligence and geekiness" beat rivals such as "gaybourhood" (a gay-friendly area) and fatberg (a mass of drain-clogging grease) to a place in the Collins English Dictionary.
But the fact that it's an 'adorkable' girl rather than an idiotic boy going through puberty blues makes it seem fresher - a Clueless comedy so rude it would make Ferris Bueller blush.
Owens was part of the Fuzzy Fruitcakes group from Be Best Wellness, and Gnau was in attendance with her Weight Watchers group, which had given itself the name Adorkable Shrinking Misfits for the sweater run.
Tegan and Sara drop some hilarious and adorkable "how to be a heartthrob" knowledge on Andy Samberg that has the SNL star alternately channeling Madonna, Joey McIntire and Cyndi Lauper
Kis for Kooky Geek-style rules as (500) Days of Summer actress Zooey Deschanel plays 'adorkable' Jess in E4 comedy New Girl - for which she's earned a Golden Globe nomination.
These are an adorkable addition to any cat lover's wardrobe.
HE PLAYS GRUFF AND GRUMBLING bartender Nick Miller on the hit Fox sitcom New Girl, currently in its second season, but Jake Johnson is just as adorkable as costar Zooey Deschanel.
Halting and vulnerable, Johnson is pretty adorkable in her own right (although that term should perhaps be retired), and Faxon--who has the more demanding task, coming across as immature but not irritating--delivers a couple of funny moments, including his pained struggle not to curse in front of his young niece.
ANN: Adorkable enough, apparently, to manage the affections of two ladies at once.
The cutie reprises his role as adorkable Benji in Pitch Perfect 2 (in theaters May 15), where he shows a more hilariously romantic side that has clearly rubbed off IRL.
They include: adorkable adj dorky in a totally adorable way duckface n traditional distorted facial expression displayed in selfie photos - not to be confused with troutpout.
You and your adorkable lab partner have been flirting over Bunsen burners since day one.