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There are many definitions of "Nerd" by many people. Some see them as highly intellectual people, others see them as scrawny or obese people with bad acne and thick glasses.

Truth be told, truthfully they are neither. Though, all opinions are based on the outlook of the person giving them.

To me, nerds are generally the smarter people who have a large interest in one specific hobby or hobbies, and are quite knowledgeable of that hobby. The common stereotypes of a nerd's hobbies are computers, gaming, and things like Action Figure collection, D & D, and Warhammer.

Often enough, people believe nerds to be unsociable, unliked, and either rudely proud of their hobbies and/or their intelligence (thus creating jealousy) or shy.

In truth, nerds come in "all shapes and sizes". There are short nerds, tall nerds, skinny nerds, fat nerds, girl nerds, nerds with glasses, nerds with weird socks, and etc.

Also somewhat often, you can't even tell who’s by definition a nerd until you get to know them. Nerds can fit into life with their hobbies, or stick out in one way or another. Nerds can be socially inapt, but that’s because of the nature of their hobby.

Take Bill Gates for example. He is (or was) a nerd. He's smart, had a hobby which he particularly was knowledgeable and liked very much (Computers), and nowadays is very successful because of it. He is one of the richest men in the world, and grew up being one of the most frequently insulted stereotypes.

What I mean by that, is that often enough "nerd" is used as a direct insult to someone who’s either very smart or is knowledgeable about a particular hobby he likes. Very often people who are called a nerd are called that because the person who said it was jealous of them in some way.

Nerds often become the rich and successful, and your boss can easily be a nerd. Nerds created and evolved a lot of technology. Computers, cars, engines, TVs, stereos, and much more have had nerds involved.

Though nerds can also be overly-obsessive, and will not become rich and/or successful. Most that has been defined about is protecting nerds, though in reality there are many who can take it too far. Some can be consumed by their hobbies. A recent example is World of Warcraft nerds. Some play every now and then, but for some others they live in the World of Warcraft.

The generalization that nerds are ugly, unsocial, and have thick glasses can be totally true. Some do follow that generalization, but that is because of their nature. They might not care about what others see them as. Most nerds aren't like that. I'm a "nerd" and unless you followed me around for a few days you would have no idea. I'm social, I have friends, and I play sports. Nerds are people, like Jocks or Emos.

Some nerds should also be respected. Why? Well, the rich and successful ones should be. They either used their intelligence to get them rich and successful, or even turned their hobbies they loved into a career. Another reason they should be is because they aren't afraid to be themselves, for the most part. They aren't afraid that others will think they are a "nerd" or "loser" because they love their hobbies.

Nerd can also mean highly an intellectual person, of course. Those people who enjoy doing their homework and are in the pursuit of more knowledge can easily be classified as nerds.
Guy 1: Look at that nerd over there! His glasses are so thick I can't tell his eye colour!
Guy 2: I wouldn't say that if I were you, one day he'll probably be your boss or something.
Girl 1: Yea, my boss is a total nerd and makes a tonne of money!
by Pointyfern August 27, 2007
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Something that all the jocks, rebels and gangstas become when highschool comes to an end and need to get a real job because throwing a football around won't get you anywhere anymore, teenage rebellion becomes a lost cause and being a gangbanger will just land you in jail. Also someone that the aformentioned will likely be working for
Jock: You mean no one cares if I can throw a 50 yard pass?
Rebel: The system isn't going anywhere?
Gangsta: Selling blow will put me in jail?
Nerd: That's right. Now one of you go get me some coffee.
by TheMurf October 21, 2007
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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.
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A person who's highly intelligent and generally is against the mainstream of society. Unlike the goths, they are truely non-conformists. In the past they were generally shunned by society due to a lack of physical attractiveness, intelligence, and unusual maturity. A great illustration of Nerd life "back in the day" is the Revenge of the Nerds movies. In the modern area a "nerd" no longer is shunned from society. A modern nerd generally likes computers and video games. They could look like the nerds of old but they can also look like normal people.
Many have theorized to why nerds have been accepted into the mainstream. Two popular theories is that when video games became mainstream nerds and their mortal enemies the jocks were able to become friends. Also because computers now dominate our society nerds are accepted.
Also take note that the portion of nerds who are still shunned from society have became either a goth or an emo.
"I love Nerds" Man..I wish girls wore those shirts back when I was a kid.
by MichaelO. May 27, 2005
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A word originally coined by Dr Seuss (king nerd himself), meaning someone who is smart. It is now usually used to desribe someone with more knowledge about computers than the average schmuck. Note, there IS a difference between a geek and a nerd. Geek's wish they were as good as nerd's, but at the end of they day, they are just second rate try-hard Nerds
by CaspaR June 01, 2003
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Never
Ending
Radical
Dude

Thanks to Snorg Tees.
Hey im a nerd.
Dude, that isnt something to be proud of
yes it is, im a never ending radical dude
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Being a nerd, I know exactly what I want to say. I have 10 statements:
1. Geeks are wanna-be nerds.
2. Nerds can be very preppy.
3. Nerds have fun, most of the time. 4. Nerds can be very popular.
5. Most nerds have a social life.
6. Most nerds get very good grades.
7. Not all nerds wear glasses. If you wear glasses, you're not always considered a nerd.
8. Most nerds don't spend their entire life on the computer. They actually have a life.
9. Those of you who are making fun of nerds.....go ahead. We don't care.
10. A nerd is probably going to be the one who drastically changes the structure of the world.

So there. 10 things you might have not known about nerds.
Society makes fun of nerds in all ways it can. Don't listen to the stereotypes. If you want to talk, IM me on ccglasses19 or classical19, on AIM.
by C.C. February 19, 2005
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