[nur-dee] /ˈnɜr di/
adjective, nerdier, nerdiest.
Slang. of or like a .
1978, from nerd + -y (2). Related: Nerdiness.
Characteristic of a nerd: Above all, stay away from anything nerdy/ When the trendy become mainstream, the hip go nerdy (1970s+ Teenagers)
adjective somewhat like or typical of a nerd; also called nerdy , nerdlike Examples Silicon Valley workers used to be considered nerdish. See nerdlike
adjective somewhat like or typical of a nerd; resembling a nerd; also called nerdy , nerdish Examples I like the nerdlike quality of flannel pajamas. See nerdish
noun An inexperienced and naive computer ”hacker” (1980s+)
- Nerd pack
noun A plastic shield worn to keep ink off shirt pockets (1980s+ Teenagers)