\ ˈdwēb How to pronounce dweeb (audio) \

Definition of dweeb

: an unattractive, insignificant, or inept person

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Other Words from dweeb

dweebish \ ˈdwē-​bish How to pronounce dweebish (audio) \ adjective, slang
dweeby \ ˈdwē-​bē How to pronounce dweeby (audio) \ adjective, slang

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Unlike his father, Scorpius is a shy, lonely dweeb. Jaya Saxena, GQ, "Anthony Boyle, the Maybe Bad Boy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," 5 June 2018 Saved by the Bell’s Lisa Turtle is aggressively pursued, but by the school’s resident dweeb, Screech. Kara Brown, The Cut, "Olivia Pope Was Helen of Troy," 19 Apr. 2018 Hill is the natural choice to play a dweeb who just wants to be accepted and be a badass cop, but Tatum isn’t necessarily the first name in comedy. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, "21 Jump Street Reboots the Reboot With Action and Laughs," 13 Mar. 2012 When a white-collar agency dweeb scolds him for his profligate borrowing, Toomes cold-cocks him — almost as enjoyable as Bane braining the arrogant stockbroker in The Dark Knight Rises. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "'Spider-Man: Homecoming:' a polished reboot," 5 July 2017 Clark and his mailroom pal Jorge take a copy of the album to the D.J. at their favorite underground dance club, and — in a moment that would be tense except that Clark is such a dweeb — discover that the label has a potential hit on its hands. • Gavin Edwards, New York Times, "‘Vinyl’ Season 1, Episode 9 Recap: Bats and Tennis Rackets," 10 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of dweeb

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dweeb

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English Language Learners Definition of dweeb

US, informal : a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has unstylish hair, clothes, etc.

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