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Noun: nerd  nurd
Usage: informal
  1. An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    - swot [Brit, informal], grind [N. Amer, informal], wonk [informal], dweeb [N. Amer, informal], nurd [informal, rare]
  2. An intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession
    - nurd [informal, rare]
  3. Someone considered boring because of their obsessive hobby or narrow solitary interests
    - trainspotter [Brit, informal], anorak [Brit, informal], spod [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: nerds

Type of: assimilator, expert, learner, scholar, student

Encyclopedia: Nerd