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dweeb

[dweeb] /dwib/
noun
1.
Slang. nerd; wimp.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85
Related forms
dweebish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dweeb

dweeb

/dwiːb/
noun
1.
(slang, mainly US) a stupid or uninteresting person
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for dweeb
dweeb
1968, U.S. college student slang, probably a variant of feeb "feeble person."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dweeb

dweeb

modifier

: biggest dweeb award of all

noun

A despised person; creep, nerd (1980s+ Teenagers)


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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dweeb in Technology

An even lower form of life than the spod, found in much the same habitat as the former. though more prevailent on talker systems. Unlike spods, upon receiving the desired response to the question "Are you male or female?", dweebs will then engage upon a detailed description of themselves and how wonderful they are, often in the hopes of truly impressing the other with their "charm" and "wit". Nearly all dweebs are male, but very few actually live up to the image that they present. Dweebs, unfortunately, are often the cause of ill-will, and may well bring a bad reputation to the system in question. They are often, however, easy to wind up and can be the source of great mirth to the seasoned user.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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