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[nur-dee] /ˈnɜr di/
adjective, nerdier, nerdiest.
Slang. of or like a nerd.
Origin of nerdy
1975-80; nerd + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for nerdy
  • Surfing involves lots of waiting around and nerdy discussions of equipment.
  • It's about time that all of us super-fly nerdy people bring down the typical stereotypes of what it means to be an intellectual.
  • For years, photochromic lenses were too dark indoors, too light outdoors and nerdy everywhere.
  • Kids regard engineering as nerdy and boring, dependent on inscrutable math.
  • In the nerdy world of computer programming, they have taken on a life of their own, and in the process evolved a few sub-species.
  • Tips on tech toys, science projects and other nerdy things to do with your kids.
  • Unfortunately, the supposed smaller contribution from inventories misses a crucial if nerdy point.
  • His entry point was typical for the nerdy set of his generation: fantasy games.
  • He is gregarious, enthusiastic, and nerdy on an epic scale.
  • It's a comedy about two über-nerdy physics researchers who live together in an apartment.
Contemporary definitions for nerdy

See nerdish

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Word Origin and History for nerdy

1978, from nerd + -y (2). Related: Nerdiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for nerdy



Characteristic of a nerd: Above all, stay away from anything nerdy/ When the trendy become mainstream, the hip go nerdy (1970s+ 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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