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English[edit]

Various kinds[edit]

  • knurd (folks etymology, very uncommon)
  • nurd (very uncommon)

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Attested since 1951 as US scholar slang.

  • Maybe an alteration of nerts (nuts”, “loopy); see references beneath.
  • The phrase, capitalized, appeared in 1950 in Dr. Seuss’s If I Ran the Zoo because the identify of an imaginary animal:
    After which, simply to point out them, I’ll sail to Katroo / And produce again an It-Kutch, a Preep and a Proo, / A Nerkle, a Nerd and a Seersucker too!
  • Varied unlikely folks etymologies and fewer probably backronymic speculations additionally exist.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nerd (plural nerds)

  1. (slang, typically derogatory) An individual who’s mental however usually introverted
    • 1953 Commercial for “Businessman’s Lunch”, a play by Micheal Quinn, in Patricia Brown, Gloria Mundi

      They notably get pleasure from making enjoyable of one among their fellows who shouldn’t be current, whom they take into account a hopeless nerd – till, that’s, they be taught he’s engaged to marry the boss’s daughter.

    • 2002, Sam Williams, Free as in Freedom:

      “We have been all geeks and nerds, however he was unusually poorly adjusted,” remembers Chess, now a arithmetic professor at Hunter Faculty.

    • 2009 February 28, “Orszag to current finances blueprint”, in WBBH:

      “Sure, I’m tremendous nerd, and the entire room cracked up,” Mentioned Orszag.

  2. (casual, typically derogatory) One who has an intense, obsessive curiosity in one thing.
    Synonyms: geek, otaku

    a pc nerd

    a comic-book nerd

  3. (slang, at all times derogatory) An unattractive, socially awkward, annoying, undesirable, and/or boring, individual; a dork.
    Synonyms: dag (Australian), doofus, dork, dweeb, geek, goober, loser, propeller head, twerp

    Solely a nerd would put on yellow and blue stripes with inexperienced pants.

    Nerds appear to have enjoyable with one another, however in a manner that causes others to snicker at them.

    Why are you hanging out with that nerd?

  4. (post-1980s) A member of a subculture revolving round video video games, fantasy and science fiction, comedian books and diverse media.

Synonyms[edit]

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Translations[edit]

References[edit]

Additional studying[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English nerd.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nøːrt/
  • Hyphenation: nerd

Noun[edit]

nerd m (plural nerds, diminutive nerdje n)

  1. nerd

Derived phrases[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English nerd.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nerd m (particular singular nerden, indefinite plural nerder, particular plural nerdene)

  1. a nerd

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English nerd.

Noun[edit]

nerd m (particular singular nerden, indefinite plural nerdar, particular plural nerdane)

  1. a nerd

References[edit]


Etymology[edit]

From English nerd.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nerd m pers

  1. (derogatory) nerd (mental, skillful individual, usually introverted)

Declension[edit]

Additional studying[edit]

  • nerd in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • nerd in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English nerd.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛʁd͡ʒ/, /ˈnɛʁ.d͡ʒi/

Noun[edit]

nerd m, f (plural nerds)

  1. nerd (mental, introverted and quirky individual)
    Synonyms: CDF, totó

Adjective[edit]

nerd (invariable, comparable)

  1. nerdy (who’s a nerd)

Utilization notes[edit]

Till not too long ago, this phrase was considerably pejorative. These days it’s used each negatively and positively.


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nerd m or f (plural nerds)

  1. nerd

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