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Poindexter

noun

a person who is intelligent but socially inept; a nerd

Word Origin

either from "Felix the Cat" or "Revenge of the Nerds"

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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."

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poindexter

noun

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


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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