Definitions for nerd
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swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweebnoun
an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
an intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession
A person who is intellectual, skilled in one or more fields, and generally introverted
A nerd is a person seen as overly intellectual, obsessive, introverted or lacking social skills. Such a person may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, little known, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical, abstract, or relating to topics of science fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities. Additionally, many so-called nerds are described as being shy, quirky, pedantic, and unattractive.Originally derogatory, the term "nerd" was a stereotype, but as with other pejoratives, it has been reclaimed and redefined by some as a term of pride and group identity.
A nerd is typically defined as an individual who is highly intellectual or knowledgeable, often showing intense interest or enthusiasm in a specific subject or field. This person generally lacks social skills and is perceived as introverted or socially awkward. Nerds are often associated with pursuits such as reading, gaming, studying, and activities that require significant intelligence or expertise. The term is sometimes used in a derogatory way, but it can also be used in a proud and empowering way.
A nerd is a person, typically described as being overly intellectual, obsessive, or socially impaired. They may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, obscure, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical or relating to topics of fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities. Additionally, many nerds are described as being shy, quirky, and unattractive, and may have difficulty participating in, or even following, sports. "Nerd" is a derogatory, stereotypical term, but as with other pejoratives, it has been reclaimed and redefined by some as a term of pride and group identity.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [mainstream slang] Pejorative applied to anyone with an above-average IQ and few gifts at small talk and ordinary social rituals. 2. [jargon] Term of praise applied (in conscious ironic reference to sense 1) to someone who knows what's really important and interesting and doesn't care to be distracted by trivial chatter and silly status games. Compare geek.The word itself appears to derive from the lines “And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo / And Bring Back an It-Kutch, a Preep and a Proo, / A Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker, too!” in the Dr. Seuss book If I Ran the Zoo (1950). (The spellings ‘nurd’ and ‘gnurd’ also used to be current at MIT, where ‘nurd’ is reported from as far back as 1957; however, knurd appears to have a separate etymology.) How it developed its mainstream meaning is unclear, but sense 1 seems to have entered mass culture in the early 1970s (there are reports that in the mid-1960s it meant roughly “annoying misfit” without the connotation of intelligence.Hackers developed sense 2 in self-defense perhaps ten years later, and some actually wear “Nerd Pride” buttons, only half as a joke. At MIT one can find not only buttons but (what else?) pocket protectors bearing the slogan and the MIT seal.
The numerical value of nerd in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of nerd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
I'm not a nerd, don't plan to be a nerd and read books - which I can't do at all.
They have a lot in common with the people who spend the most time on the Internet, the centrality of cats to the digital world is because they have a cultural connection to the people who live there. The fact is, cats are just better nerd pets.
I actually enjoy it, i am a nerd.
The real Kim is a little bit of a nerd quite frankly, and a little bit of a book worm, she just inhales this legal stuff in a way that's hard to imagine. You've got four little kids and a celebrity husband and a bunch of businesses to run, but she is just inhaling these law books. I mean listen, does she authentically like beauty and fashion and all that stuff ? Yeah, but I think that she was moving in this direction as a kid. I think she wanted to be like her dad.
Its not the 80s where you have to have the popular girl and then the nerd who gets the guy. Its not that anymore and Im really grateful for that, it opens up a lot of opportunities for everyone to play and pretend, which is the most fun part.
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- فظة إهانة, نيرد, مهوس, انطوائي, غيكArabic
- Nerd, SonderlingGerman
- σπασίκλας, φυτόGreek
- friki, empollón, norio, cerebro, matado, nerd, nerdo, ñoño, mateoSpanish
- ներդ, կրծող, բոտանիկArmenian
- オタク, ナード, おたくJapanese
- nerd, CDFPortuguese
- зануда, нерд, ботаник, ботанRussian
- เนิร์ด, หนอนหนังสือThai
- inek öğrenciTurkish
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