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Nerd   /nərd/   Listen
Nerd

noun
1.
An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious.  Synonyms: dweeb, grind, swot, wonk.
2.
An intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession.






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"Nerd" Quotes from Famous Books



... wisdom.' The second advantage is in the promotion and cultivation of religion; predestination and free-will are both exemplified—the player being able to move where he will, yet always in obedience to certain laws. 'Whereas,' says the writer, 'Nerd—that is, Eastern backgammon—on the contrary, is mere free-will, while in dice, again, all is compulsion.' The third and fourth advantages relate to government and war; and the fifth to astronomy, illustrating its several phenomena ...
— Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 429 - Volume 17, New Series, March 20, 1852 • Various



Words linked to "Nerd" :   assimilator, expert, scholar, learner



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