a phrase used when someone makes a mistake, or says or does something stupid or ridiculous.
shannon: i wonder what frozen ice cream tastes like... ?

peta: derp
by A+inprocrastination June 07, 2011
1) The sound of a Brain-fart, usually when a fairly smart person says something that's rather silly by accident or the wrong word or can't think of what to say.

2) Breaking something or crashing into something due to thinking too much.

3) Being silly and not caring what other people think of you. See dork
"It'd work better if you used contrasting colors. No, not contrasting -- Contrasting. Not contrasting! You should use contrast-gah! Do you know what I'm trying to say?"
"Complimentary?"
"Derp! YES! THANK YOU!"

"Did you hear the professor walked into a wall today while working on his latest thesis?"
"Ha! No I didn't. He's such a derp"
by mindthederpface March 28, 2013
one that expells an action of a complete and total fail
*Person 1 tries to walk up the down escalator*
Person 2: DERP!
by DerpYou February 07, 2010
One who, in an argument, takes a position, and when that position is destroyed by evidence and well-reasoned argument, acts as if the reasoned argument never happened, instead sticking to his original position while resorting to logical fallacies such as bad math, unwarranted assumptions, appeals to emotion, wishful thinking, false and deliberately misleading data and analysis, or ad-hominem attacks on his opponents. One who argues in bad faith.
Paul Ryan is a derp.

Salim Furth is derpy. Can put links here, search on yes-europe-really-is-in-the-throes-of-austerity

Avik Roy exhibits derpitude. Search New Republic. Search also Krugman blog bad-faith-and-civility-health-care-edition: "If someone says the sky is green, you prove that it’s actually blue, and the next day he comes back once again insisting that the sky is green, and this happens repeatedly, you eventually have to acknowledge that mannerly debate about the color of the sky just isn’t enough; you have to go meta, and talk about the fact that this guy and his friends just aren’t in the business of honest discussion."
by H. Rider Haggard June 07, 2013
Derp is an expression associated with stupidity, much like the earlier forms of interjections like “duh” and “dur.” In image macros, the subject is typically portrayed with eyes that are pointed to each side and a caption that reads “DERP.” The words “herp” and “derp” are often used in rage comics to replace nondescript names or parts of conversation. The first known instance of the word “derp” comes from the 1998 comedy film Baseketball by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. During a scene where they are caught smelling underwear taken from a woman’s private drawer, Matt runs out of the room and says “Derp.”
after an epic fail the person who failed said he derped
by GamingOshawott March 03, 2016
Someone who defies the laws of stupidity by being really, really stupid and derpy.
Melinda: I made a character named Aaron Brancher. He's going to be a rancher!
Friend: God, Melinda. You're such a derp.
by camille is black May 18, 2011
derp.
Mom- did you have a nice day at school?
You- derp.
Dad- did you meet any new friends?
You- derp
by SMURFS July 03, 2015
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