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[dawr-kee] /ˈdɔr ki/
adjective, dorkier, dorkiest. Slang.
stupid, inept, or unfashionable.
Origin of dorky
dork + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for dorky
  • OK, you have to be kind of dorky to make that statement.
  • At times, both have re-inhabited their old rooms that still contained stuff that reminds us and them of their dorky childhoods.
  • Today, however, we're seeing more and more artists turn to music not to mask their dorky predilections but to celebrate them.
  • Even he, the master of movie martial arts, drew frowns for having been caught in public on so dorky a device.
  • Until then, reading on an electronic device is simply dorky.
  • Backpacks are usually dorky looking, they're difficult to access quickly and they make your back sweaty.
  • Built-in reflectivity on the tires, so no dorky reflectors on the spokes.
  • Thankfully, dorky academics have been investigating the nuances and norms of gift giving for decades.
  • Or rather, it makes camera bags that aren't the dorky nylon utility packs everybody else makes.
  • Be prepared to laugh as, the campers perform dorky songs and skits for their family and friends.
Slang definitions & phrases for dorky



Stupid; dopey, dumb: a dorky kid with Dumbo ears/ Casually include them in chitchat about how dorky the principal's speech was (1970s+ 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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