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
A studious and smart person who gets made fun of by haters. Nerds are not necessarily the 1960's stereo type with bottle cap glasses, suspenders, button shirts with pens in a shirt pocket, ect. Some nerds are good looking, some are smart, and some are both. Nerds are academicly advanced. However, most nerds are still socially challenged. Nerds are loners. :)
Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Galileo Galilei, Little rock 9, Alfred Binet, Carl Linnaeus, Steve Urkil the nerd.
by Nerd2O October 24, 2009
A socially inept teenager who half the school (especially the popular kids) end up working for.
Jock: Haha he's a nerd <pushes nerd into trashcan>

20 years later....
Nerd: Jocky, I need that <insert some work-related thing here>
Jock: Yes, boss
by I'mANerd August 31, 2007
Rock band composed of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo (who are both members of The Neptunes), and their friend and fellow musician Shay Haley.
The band's sound is difficult to classify, but it could best be described as a mixture of rap and soulful rock. Their name is an acronym for 'No one Ever Really Dies'.
Hit songs include 'She Wants To Move', 'Rockstar' and 'Maybe'.
by BadLieutenant November 10, 2004
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
Usually smart, oftentimes unpopular person who has rather eccentric hobbies, ie: D&D, Star Wars/Trek, Doom, Halo, etc.. Most common gender is male, though a few female exist, such as myself.
"There was a hot nerd in the lab today,"Mary comments, sighing with a dreamy look, "He was so attractive."
by Bowsergal November 22, 2003
the guys who bully them usually end up working for them in sum crap paying job
oh shit i just relised my boss is that nerd i used to bully
by england66 August 29, 2006
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