A person who fills the sterotypes generally surrounding one knowledgeable about computers (considers video games a way of life, watches sci-fi etc.) but does not necessarily have that knowledge. A nerd is always a social reject. The term nerd differs from geek in that a geek has knowledge regarding computing or other cutting edge technology, but is not necessarily a social reject. A geek may prefer to communicate over the internet (not making them a social reject - infact they often have more contact with their friends than other groups), while a nerd has difficulty in forming any friends or communicating in a social way atall. Geeks are often (unfairly) confused with nerds.

If you feel nerds are in some way better than geeks just think: how many people have you heard admitting to being a geek? now compare this to the number of people declaring themselves nerds.

Oh - I agree that yes, Mr. Gates is a nerd. Have any or you promoting nerds ever heard of an operating system called 'Linux'? I think you'll find its generally more reliable, secure and controllable than windows - particularly the more recent versions (2K and XP). It does however require a higher degree of intellect to operate successfully than windows, which I feel furthers my point.

There is such a thing as an aspiring geek, who, though lacking the intellectual prowess of geeks in general, realise that there is more to computers than writing word documents and playing games. Often these aspiring geeks will develop into a full geek.
'I'm a geek' - said with pride
'He's a nerd' - used in an insulting manner
'I'm a nerd' - when have you ever heard this used?!
by Gertrude Hatter February 07, 2005
By way of all the definitions of nerd and geek on this site i am bothyet neither. I am exceedingly good at computing, (now for the jargon) with languages such as HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS ect, and have a web design job. I am 15. I earn on average about £2000 a month. I built a top of the range computer with DVD, CD r/w, TV input ect, for £250.
I am also socially advanced. I am not a reclusive obbsessive. I wish i was. I cant live without social interaction.
I am 15 and i am already better than some of you will ever be in your entire life.
I have 3 websites, and i run 2 very profitable ones.
So suck on that you prejudicic losers.
this is an example
by zosoboy March 21, 2004
1) Someone who can't seem to find intelligence in today's human race, and therefore making it seem like he's an outcast because he has little or no friends that can "understand" him or her.
2) Innovators in today's world.
3) A conformist's worst nightmare.
1) Billionares (Bill Gates)
by MayGah February 08, 2004
N*E*R*D= No one Ever Really Dies... Pharrell's band... it's ill
I'm a N*E*R*D!
by Pharrell's baby June 18, 2003
A person who doesn't work, pay bills, is still living at their parents, and plays WoW all day.
Jon Boyd is a text book example of nerd.
by badassshaddypriest November 16, 2008
a pretentious lot who fancy themselves better than the average person. they tend to look upon themselves as better than most people, they obsess over certain things to the point where all else becomes moot and null. they seem to like to bring up things like, the worlds biggest nerd is also the worlds richest man... it seems to me however they forget that while they "run the show" on their high horse the much larger population of workers carry out their tyrannical commands due to their inexplicable inability to work for real. Sure a nerd invented the computer, satellites and microwaves. and sure some nerds will become the center light for a while and create something to better mankind. but most of them simply wallow in their intelligence hating those more accomplished then they and taking it out on those less so. bitter, forgotten and frustrated with the fact that they will have no affect on the world around them despite all their great idea's.
nerd with a black eye's mother- that jock is just jealous because someday you will be his boss, have a nice car and a hot girlfriend

nerd with the black eye- sure great, I'm sure my "lucrative" job in the world of teaching his retard kids English or some bullshit like that will really make his life of getting a free education sports scholarship in whatever he wants because he plays football or something like that will really make him mad.

nerd with a black eye's mother-shut up nerd
by anger child January 10, 2008
someone who does homework at an average of fifteen minutes a day and does friend's homework for them when they are bored.
I need a nerd to do my homework for me.
by fadkakjdakljdfa May 06, 2007

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