Simple Definition of nerd
: a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has unstylish clothes, hair, etc.
: a person who is very interested in technical subjects, computers, etc.
Examples of nerd
He dresses like a nerd.
<was such a nerd in college that she spent Saturday nights at the library>
Origin of nerd
perhaps from nerd, a creature in the children's book If I Ran the Zoo (1950) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
First Known Use: 1951
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