The word neckbeard, deriving from the conjoining of the words “neck” and “beard,” is a descriptor for a type of man characterized by an inflated sense of self worth and a powerful sense of entitlement, particularly to affection, subservience and sexual acts from women. The name is a reference to the poor grooming and hygiene standards typically held by such men, with the result that their facial hair is unkempt and extends down their neck. At the core, neckbeards’ inflated egos and misogynistic attitudes towards women serve as a coping mechanism for personal insecurity and a lack of self confidence. Such an attitude allows them to place the blame for their failed social interactions on others rather than undertake self examination and improvement. Neckbeards also typically have an interest in anime, hentai and waifuism, due to their stereotypical perception of Japanese women as being meek and subservient to men, and thus their idealized, non-threatening sexual partner. Fedoras are also popular among neckbeards due to their seeing themselves as sophisticated, respectable gentlemen, as opposed to the “Chads” or “assholes” they believe women normally are attracted to. Copious amounts of Mountain Dew, Doritos, video games, and a sedentary lifestyle are all additional hallmarks of the neckbeard ethos.
“Females like you only go for jocks and assholes, you never want to give nice guys like me a chance. You missed out on a gentleman, slut.”

“God, what a neckbeard. I can still smell him from here.”
by ProfCDryDrunk October 24, 2020
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Any human who regularly wears:
A pinstriped fedora
T-shirts with strange metallic looking mid 2000's middle schooler student's idea of a tattoo designs
In-congruently flashy metal jewelry

Interests include My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, katanas, unrequited affection

Will refer to others as sir/madam/m'lady/sire/miss/overly formal honorifics

Frequently use the word "shall"

Many profile pictures poorly photoshopped to change eye color and background to look more "demonic"

Does not necessarily have to have a beard or any facial hair, though it is typical.
Janet:
He's definitely nice, but his fedora and pony collection lead me to believe he may be a neckbeard.

Should I be concerned?

Brad: Oh, not really. He's harmless, but he might cry and make you feel guilty when you won't touch him.
by spaceboy33 May 29, 2016
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One whom wears band shirts daily, shaves monthly, and bathes never. Often smelling of cheetos, Mountain Dew, and depression, the average neckbeard can be found playing World of Warcraft in their mother's basement. Along with their very poor grooming, the average neckbeard often be categorized as being morbidly obese.
Person A: Oh my god...Assclown over here smells like shit. He's been wearing that same shirt for like 2 weeks.

Person B: Ew...looks like he used decoration scissors to cut his beard.

Person C: Guys, it's not his fault he's a neckbeard
by That1douchebag December 20, 2016
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Someone who has wasted their life getting so good on a video game so that playing against them isn’t even fun. They are called neckbeards because they sit at their computer all day and have poor hygiene.
Aw man this dude is a tryhard neckbeard, he has 34,176,000 kills, we have 0 chance, what a loser
by real_deal_steel_69 June 16, 2021
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Usually overweight and over the age of 30, they hang around board game stores and play games. They also have a weird point of view of everything uses to be good. Their "nostalgia" gets in the way of rational thinking and causes distrust towards modern cercumstances/trends/beliefs
I gotta go to the game store to refill on bolt-action paint, but those Neckbeards smell so dang bad.
by Kingdom Miracle November 29, 2020
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Neckbeard some guy in their thirties living off of mountain dew and wearing a fedora. They are usually bronies but exceptions aply.
that bitchass neckbeard just fucked a waterfountain. Neckbeard just dont
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A noun not referring to a beard that grows down to one's neck, but to a self secluded troglodyte, often represented as a weeb or a person who isolates themselves to the indoors and typically is obsessed with pop culture. Many neckbeards lack hygiene and social cues as well as being typically a self proclaimed "gentleman" or, to the rest of society's terms of phrase, a simp.
Phil is such a neckbeard. I haven't seen him come out of his cave for days.
by Flexiglass June 30, 2020
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