\ ˈdȯr-kē How to pronounce dorky (audio) \
dorkier; dorkiest

Definition of dorky

: foolishly stupid : clueless

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Other Words from dorky

dorkiness noun

Examples of dorky in a Sentence

she's always being embarrassed by her dorky cousins
Recent Examples on the Web And now, one of my greatest comforts comes from being that braces-wearing, dorky girl again, leaping triumphantly past fire-breathing dragons and hammer-throwing turtles. New York Times, "The Joy of a Junky Old Nintendo," 18 May 2020 The newest $249 Pro edition, improves on the original with better sound, enhanced fit in the ear and a less dorky look. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Top gadgets of the decade," 28 Dec. 2019 During a deposition, Gates was combative and condescending to his interrogators, showing the public a confrontational aspect of his personality that his dorky appearance may have masked. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Bill Gates cuts formal ties with Microsoft, marking the end of an era," 13 Mar. 2020 As far as dorky corporate shticks are concerned, at least this one has the potential to briefly flash the discourse back to a simpler time. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Let's Have the GIF Pronunciation Debate Forever," 25 Feb. 2020 Best comic of the decade: Saga (Image) The 2010s transformed Star Wars from dorky cultural touchstone to mammoth corporate juggernaut; fans who used to wait years for movies (or even tie-in novels) now got blasted with a new one year after year. Christian Holub,, "The best comics of the decade," 21 Nov. 2019 These two are both have a bit of a dorky side, in the best way possible. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "'Property Brothers' Star Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel Are Instagram Official," 22 Nov. 2019 In this team game, one player wears dorky glasses with an erasable marker attached and tries to draw objects that her teammates can guess. Marylou Tousignant, Washington Post, "Top toys for 2019: Coding kits and (surprise!) board games.," 4 Nov. 2019 But Barry’s awkward, dorky dancing at Killer Frost’s rave makes up for all the hour’s shortcomings, because the resulting GIFs are gold. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Superhero Insider: Arrow, Batwoman, Black Lightning introduce new dynamics," 26 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of dorky

circa 1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Dorky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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