[nurd] /nɜrd/

noun, Slang.
a person considered to be socially awkward, boring, unstylish, etc.
an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit:
a computer nerd.
noun (slang)
a boring or unpopular person, esp one obsessed with something specified: a computer nerd
a stupid and feeble person

See gearhead

1951, U.S. student slang, probably an alteration of 1940s slang nert “stupid or crazy person,” itself an alteration of nut. The word turns up in a Dr. Seuss book from 1950 (“If I Ran the Zoo”), which may have contributed to its rise.


: Norton represents a new type of American rich person: the nerd tycoon/ a mix between journalism and nerd heaven, with its sophisticated desktop equipment and absence of paper


[probably fr the 1950 children’s book If I Ran the Zoo, by ”Dr. Seuss,” where a nerd is one of the desired animals]


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