a Reed College
student or graduate with a high IQ, but sub-par sociability. Evidence of severe Reedtardation may include (a) the inability to stop talking about one's thesis, even during sex; (b) a dearth of non-Reed-affiliated friends; and (c) the bodily funk that develops after a week barricaded in the Student Union, Romer Lounge or Houser FunDome.
"What's the deal with that old bearded guy asleep in the bong loft?"
"That's (name redacted), class of 1994. They say he hasn't left campus since submitting a thesis about step-function discontinuity as it relates to Ovid's Metamorphoses. He's a total Reedtard."