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any sort of minor event which causes a nerd to flip out, freak out, or generally over-react. the rest of the non-nerd population usually remains quite calm and unaffected by a nerdtastrophe
the sys admin was having a nerdtastrophe over the server shut-down.
by raqi syed June 12, 2007
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Something that is tragic to a nerd, but doesn't matter at all to a regular person.
Dan- Why is that nerd flipping out?
Ben- It's a nerdtastrophe. He got an A instead of an A+ on his quiz.
by rewards19999 May 09, 2010
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