Synonyms for nerd

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nurd
Phonetic Transcription : nɜrd

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Définition of nerd

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun geek
Example sentences :
  • She was gaunt and tall and geeky and talked like an engineer, with the nerd accent.
  • Extract from : « Makers » by Cory Doctorow

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