Its origin of the name comes from Britain and can be defined as to be successful or a bright person. In very rare cases the name as been linked to hispanics as well or as either a first or last name. They are very deep thinkers and are usually the voice of reason, though not very assertive in displaying their impressive deductive and inductive reasoning skills they tend to around the right moment. In addition they also enjoy adventure and getting out a lot. They are calm, compassionate, genuine, and can handle large amounts of stress without letting anyone know, in part because they prefer to not bring anyone down with their own dramas. Herberts may appear as though they're very nice and innocent, but tend to contain a dark deviant side to them. They usually don't like following certain rules & will sometimes challenge them. Though they have good control of their deviance when intoxicated they usually tend to let it out.
"Oh sounds like Herbert is having a blast!"

"Come on man, its Herbert, of course he's smart."

"Herbert is always acting silly."

"Ya Herbert always has creative imagination."
by Herbert2010 February 23, 2010
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1. n. One who is intolerant of ideas that challenge political, social, or moral norms.

2. n. Someone who promotes a way of life that aggravates hippies.
Fans of "Star Trek" may recall the episode in which Captain Kirk was called a 'Herbert' by the "Space Hippies", much to his chagrin. Most believe this episode marks the point at which the series Jumped the Shark.

Kirk: What does 'Herbert' mean?
Spock: It is, um, somewhat, uh, uncomplimentary, Captain. Herbert was a minor official...notorious for his rigid and limited...patterns of thought.
Kirk: Well, I shall try to be less rigid in my thinking.
by A.D.H. January 13, 2006
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A male, working-class, youth generally associated with the punk/ska/oi music scene. Unlike punkers, rude boys and skins the herbert has a unkempt appearance and longer hair almost like a hippy.
I went to the Specials show and had a great time until a Herbert spilled his beer on me.
by Frank_Richo December 9, 2010
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Highly intelligent. Apt to fields of medicine, IT and History.

Compassionate to a fault. Sensual beyond measure. Loving, appreciative and extremely kind.
Herberts born in the early 70's and residing in the DC Metro area.
by Herb's Pumpkin February 3, 2010
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Herbert is the aging pedophile seen on Family Guy. This crazy old man is in love with Chris Griffin and dreams of someday marrying him. He actually freaks me out a little bit...
Herbert is my favorite character on Family Guy, after Stewie Griffin of course!
by **DrEaMaKeR** December 9, 2005
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A creep who befriends women as a male friend usually at work constantly being a shoulder for them to lean on until one has an argument with their boyfriend or husband and the Herbert gets in there and scores a lay.
My girlfriend has a Herbert at work, he is constantly sticking up for her and putting me down, trying to get into her pants.

In every relationship breakup there is usually a Herbert lurking somewhere on the scene.

I'm gonna break that Herberts nose if I find him ever gets with my girlfriend
by Mick Ryan September 18, 2014
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(Her - Bert) The generic term used to describe moronic sub-humans who loiter around outside tacky fast food resteraunts and off licences. The term can be used in conjunction chavs and janners.

As a social class the Herbert prefers Burberry knock-offs Argos jewellery and cheap cider. The males are individually weak and easily scared off, yet in groups they can be intimidating bastards who will try to ponce anything from cigarettes to small change off you.

Herberts are not only recognisable by their shitty dress sense they are also borderline Neanderthals. They possess no grasp of wit or irony - they are proud of there ignorance and take pleasure in insulting anyone with a grain more intelligence than they possess. I imagine that's why they are so obnoxious to everyone...
I was walking past the off-licence at 10 last night and i encountered a group of herberts - one stood up next to me and demanded that i blix my watch to him.

I pushed him over and stampted on his head 18 times... At this point a police officer stopped me and took over.

by Marwick84 October 1, 2005
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