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.
a variant spelling of nerd
a boring or unpopular person, esp one obsessed with something specified: a computer nerd
a stupid and feeble person
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]
[noo r-uh m-burg, nyoo r-] /ˈnʊər əmˌbɜrg, ˈnyʊər-/ noun 1. a city in central Bavaria, in SE Germany: site of international trials (1945–46) of Nazis accused of war crimes. /ˈnjʊərəmˌbɜːɡ/ noun 1. a city in S Germany, in N Bavaria: scene of annual Nazi rallies (1933–38), the anti-Semitic Nuremberg decrees (1935), and the trials of […]
noun, Horology. 1. an egg-shaped watch of the 16th century: one of the earliest watches.
- Nuremberg trials
Nuremberg trials [(noor-uhm-burg)] Trials of Nazi leaders conducted after World War II. A court set up by the victorious Allies tried twenty-two former officials, including Hermann Goering, in Nuremberg, Germany, for war crimes. Goering and eleven others were sentenced to death. Many of the highest officials of Nazi Germany, including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a moderate to strong purple color. 2. a pigment used in painting, consisting of manganese ammonium phosphate and characterized chiefly by its purple color and permanence in oils and tempera.