General: A nerd is a person that that is generally defined as a social outcast. Nerds are usually defined as, "one whose IQ is greater than their weight". However, nerds are not always smart. They may vary in different ways. Read below for a detailed definition.

Age range: Could be ages 5-100. most commonly ages 12-24.

Physical Traits of a common nerd: This may vary. They tend to have unatractive qualities or characteristics like, Really skinny build, or really fat, Combed over hair or frizzy hair, acne, thick glasses, big eyebrows, no muscular traits whatsoever, freckles, Buck teeth, braces, carrying science books, pale complextion, (from being seldom outside, high voice, tend to drool often (because their mouth often hangs open), crappy shoes, have overalls -(however rare today), have high striped socks pulled all the way up, a pocket protector, have a Bowtie, or a plaid shirt, and have their hands clamped up like Seals.

Mental traits of a common nerd: Generally, a nerds behaviour often appears odd to others, and nerds rarely notice their odd or eccentric behaviour. For example, most nerds tend to not be interested in any sport(s) whatsoever. They are most commonly REALLY into video games and computers so much, that it becomes an obsession, and they dedicate their lives to it.

Games are the biggest thing amongst nerds, especially online games such as, Counter-Strike, Starcraft, Diablo 2, and dungeons and dragons. Don't get me wrong, nerds are in EVERY online game, just those are they key games that nerds tend to "flow" into.

Movies they are intersted in could be Star wars, Star trek. Lord of the rings,etc. Taste in movies is generally always a sci-fi genre.

Music that a sterotypical nerd would listen to is techno, or a tune with little or no beat or rythum, even though many nerds have better interests in music than that.

Generally bullied physically and verbally by popular kids, and jocks. Nerds tend to have extremely poor social skills, therefore becoming unpopular and disliked by others. Most nerds tend to call normal people "noobs" because they on't excell at computer gaming skill as much as they do, but most of them don't even have a girlfriend, or a social life, which means they are "noobs" in the real world.

Positive attributes of nerds: It may be the sad truth, but the world today is run by nerds! (well, the smart ones who actually do something with their life) They have dramatically changed our world today. Without them, there wouldn't be, satellite, Computers, video games, or internet. That's right this was actually all created and done by nerds. Notice the richest man in the history of the world happens to appear as a nerd? (Bill Gates) It may be fun to critisize nerds today, (even though I sort of am) But some of them may end up being your boss one day!
Urkal, Napolean Dynamite and George Mcfly in back to the future in the past are great examples of nerds.

Stereotypical Conversations ( Well the unrealistic but ,meh)

These conversations are not true, but what a person thinks of a sterotypical nerd.

Nerd to Nerd:
Nerd 1: Salutations and greetings fellow earthling
Nerd 2: And to you, I got a new calculator watch that can fit up to 9 digits now!
Nerd 1: Well I upgraded my harddrive yesterday, so my PC is running 0.7% faster on Counter Strike!
Nerd 2: thats really cool! but i still got more head shots than you!
Nerd 2: I can't take this (Cries)

Nerd to Normal Person:
Nerd: Have you head of the Science fair coming up? Im so exited that I'm gonna drool all over your clothes.
Person: Back off you dweeb
Nerd: I'm gonna get my friends and PWN j00 online
Person: But you have no friends.
Nerd : oh yeah.. that too...
Person : HaHa NERD!!!
Person in background : What a loser!! Go win a starcraft tournament you weirdo!

Confident Nerd to Jock:
Nerd : Hello Jock! What appears to be your boggle today?
Jock : huh? Oh yeah I'm gonna kick your nerdy ass
Nerd : You may be on the football, rugby, wrestling team, and be 6'4" and 230 lbs, but im on the elite Counter- Strike team! So I have this toy lazer Gun! (pull's out a 6 year old child's lazer gun)
Jock : (punches Nerd in the face)
Nerd : (looses 8 and a half teeth, breaks his nose, gets spinal injuries, internal bleeding and ruptures spleen)
by --Jordan-- July 31, 2006
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An individual persecuted for his superior skills or intellect, most often by people who fear and envy him.
by zx August 15, 2002
An 'individual', i.e. a person who does not conform to society's beliefs that all people should follow trends and do what their peers do. Often highly intelligent but socially rejected because of their obesssion with a given subject, usually computers. Unfortunately, nerds seem to have problems breeding, to the detriment of mankind as a whole.
"Nerds are clearly superior to us in every way.. Let's worship them as our Gods"
by IkeM September 27, 2003
A stereotypical label used to describe a person that is socially inadequate. A four letter word, but a six figure income.
Think Bill Gates, but typically on a smaller scale.
by merebear May 25, 2004
A person who gains pleasure from amassing large quantities of knowledge about subjects often too detailed or complicated for most other people to be bothered with.

Often mistaken for Geeks, who aspire to become nerds, yet lack the intelligence, and end up giving nerds a bad name due to their poor social skills.

Non-nerds are often scared of nerds, due to their detailed knowledge, and therefore seemingly high levels of intelligence - and subsequently denegrate them as much as possible as often as possible.

Nerds exist covertly within the fabric of society, often choosing to 'nerd it up' in private or in the company of fellow nerds. It is for this reason they are feared the most - unlike geeks, who are easily identified, nerds can only be found out when casual conversation reaches a subject that they like nerding.
Geek: "I am a nerd"
Nerd: "Let's bash this nerd"

Nerd: "That'll teach you to go playing with my tesla coil"

by Nerdinator November 01, 2003
the group of people who will most likely make a life changing invention that will radically change the world. the computer was invented by a nerd. the macintosh/apple and windows were invetned by nerds. jocks and normal people have no claim to civilization except for being the hard labor. nerds actually do the thinking. so jocks, fuck you, and go eat your steroids
Nerds created almost everything that civilzation needs, such as computers, calculators, windows, etc.
by LilChineseEgo <--thats my AIM March 20, 2004
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