Poindexter



noun

a person who is intelligent but socially inept; a nerd
Word Origin

either from “Felix the Cat” or “Revenge of the Nerds”
n.

“nerdy intellectual,” by 1986, U.S. teenager slang, from the character Poindexter, introduced 1959 in the made-for-TV cartoon version of “Felix the Cat.”

noun

An overly studious person; merv, nerd, pencil neck (1980s+ Students)

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