English version

nerd

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
nerdnerd /nɜːd $ nɜːrd/ noun [countable] informal 🔊 🔊 1 BORINGsomeone who seems only interested in computers and other technical things – used to show disapproval syn geek 🔊 a computer nerd2 someone who seems very boring and unfashionable, and is not good in social situations —nerdy adjective 🔊 nerdy glasses
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nerd• His compatriots from the rebel days now thought him a nerd.• She says a dweeb is a nerd.• Matt was such a nerd in high school.• Kids called me Four Eyes, geek, and nerd.• What did I read somewhere, after twenty-five years the class nerd is still the class nerd?• a computer nerd• What used to be a subject of interest only to computer nerds was on the front page of every business paper.• When we started out, our concerts were mostly attended by the early music nerds, who were basically geeks like us.• A true nerd, is Arthur.computer nerd• The mar-ket for electronic shopping may not be computer nerds but the elderly.• Number people, and especially computer nerds, thrive in that muck.• What used to be a subject of interest only to computer nerds was on the front page of every business paper.
From Longman Business Dictionarynerdnerd /nɜːdnɜːrd/ noun [countable] informal someone who knows a lot about a technical subject, usually computers, but who is not good at communicating with people SYN GEEKThe big market for internet shopping may be not computer nerds but the elderly. —nerdish (also nerdy) adjectivenerdish hackers
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