a person of surprising intellect who would rather invest time in the pursuit of knowledge rather than relationships
not to be confused with any of the following:
dork: someone lacking poise or social grace
geek: someone with extensive trivial knowledge, esp. that of science-fiction or fantasy
wimp: someone of extremely lacking strength and stamina
wuss: someone easily intimidated or subdued by fear
jerk: someone cruel and inconsiderate of others
Lucas, with his pocket protector and obsessive study habits, is a complete nerd.
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.more...
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 o...
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."
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
There are a number of criteria that can define a nerd. For example,
1: An IQ value greater than your weight, or greater than 130
2: Obsessive-compulsive hobbies, such as collecting things
3: Spending more than 70% of your free time on your computer
4: Graduating high school with a math level of calculus or higher
Juliana, with her 138 IQ and collection of elephants, is a nerd~
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
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.