pencil-neck

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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

pencil-neck

slang Used before a noun.
1. Particularly weak, meek, or unimpressive; wimpy. No pencil-neck twerp like you is going to give me orders, pal!
2. Very inclined toward academic or intellectual pursuits. I always made sure to make friends with the pencil-neck geeks in my math classes so they would help me out with my homework.
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