Examples of dork in a Sentence
I look like a complete dork in these clothes.
Recent Examples of dork from the Web
Movies often depicts computer engineers as anti-social dorks.
But beneath all its desert-hammering skin, there’s still a real, usable four-door pickup capable of towing an 8000-pound trailer, hauling 1200 pounds in its bed, and taking those dorks to school.
And, one of Jack just kind of being a dork and wanting to show Lorde the funniest video ever.
A shy dork, put-upon but hopeful, Kay is the caretaker for her elderly mother.
The trio, Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw and Bob Andrews, harkened back to an era when smart kids were wimps, dorks, and well, geeks — certainly not to be admired, and definitely not the subject of books.
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Of nerds, geeks, and dorks
Dork, when used to refer to a socially awkward or inept person, is a relatively recent word: our records indicate that it first appeared in writing in the 1960s. Two of its synonyms in this sense are likewise of fairly recent vintage. Nerd (typically used of a studious species of dork) dates from the 1950s; it was coined by Dr. Seuss in his 1950 book If I Ran the Zoo, although not in the sense that we use today. Geek became synonymous with nerd in the 1950s. Prior to this, the word referred to, among other things, a carnival performer who would bite the head off a live chicken, or other small animal, as part of an act.
Origin and Etymology of dork
First Known Use: 1967See Words from the same year
DORK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dork for English Language Learners
: a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has unstylish clothes, hair, etc.
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