As it has come to pass, a nerd is apparently a person who dislikes geeks and denounces them as little more than second-rate, wannabe nerds. Anyone who claims to be a nerd is automatically not a nerd (as anyone who claims to be of a particular label is automatically not). True nerds are essentially smart dorks who still look dorky. True geeks, on the other hand, are smark dorks who act but don't look dorky. Nerds are generally academic in a general sense. Geeks are typically tech-oriented. Most all people who outwardly claim to be nerds or geeks are just pseudo-intellectual kids or teenagers who wish they were smarter than they truly are. True nerds, and some true geeks, often have a "Clark Kent" or "Peter Parker" complex: they don't proclaim they're as such, but rather they wish to be normal and/or at least accepted as viable members of society. Very few true nerds and geeks actually exist in contemporary society.
Most of the people posting definitions here are not true nerds.
word of the day: December 10, 2010
One whose IQ exceeds his weight.
An individual persecuted for his superior skills or intellect, most often by people who fear and envy him.
An 'individual', i.e. a person who does not conform to society's beliefs that all people should follow trends and do what their peers do. Often highly intelligent but socially rejected because of their obesssion with a given subject, usually computers. Unfortunately, nerds seem to have problems breeding, to the detriment of mankind as a whole.
"Nerds are clearly superior to us in every way.. Let's worship them as our Gods"
A stereotypical label used to describe a person that is socially inadequate. A four letter word, but a six figure income.
Think Bill Gates, but typically on a smaller scale.
A person who gains pleasure from amassing large quantities of knowledge about subjects often too detailed or complicated for most other people to be bothered with.
Often mistaken for Geeks, who aspire to become nerds, yet lack the intelligence, and end up giving nerds a bad name due to their poor social skills.
Non-nerds are often scared of nerds, due to their detailed knowledge, and therefore seemingly high levels of intelligence - and subsequently denegrate them as much as possible as often as possible.
Nerds exist covertly within the fabric of society, often choosing to 'nerd it up' in private or in the company of fellow nerds. It is for this reason they are feared the most - unlike geeks, who are easily identified, nerds can only be found out when casual conversation reaches a subject that they like nerding.
Geek: "I am a nerd"
Nerd: "Let's bash this nerd"
Nerd: "That'll teach you to go playing with my tesla coil"
That Nerd is my kind of person!
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.