nerd

[nurd]
noun Slang.
1.
a stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person.
2.
an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit: a computer nerd.
Also, nurd.


Origin:
1960–65, Americanism; obscurely derived expressive formation

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nerd or nurd (nɜːd)
 
n
1.  a boring or unpopular person, esp one obsessed with something specified: a computer nerd
2.  a stupid and feeble person
 
nurd or nurd
 
n
 
'nerdish or nurd
 
adj
 
'nurdish or nurd
 
adj
 
'nerdy or nurd
 
adj
 
'nurdy or nurd
 
adj

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nerd
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. Adjective nerdy is from 1978.
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nerd definition

[nɚd]
and nurd
  1. n.
    a dull and bookish person, usually a male. : That whole gang of boys is just a bunch of nurds.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Nerds are often portrayed as unfit and either obese or very thin.
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