Meaning of “nerd” in the English Dictionary

"nerd" in British English

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nerdnoun [ C ]

uk /nɜːd/ us /nɝːd/ informal disapproving

(Definition of “nerd” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nerd" in American English

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nerdnoun [ C ]

us /nɜrd/ infml

a person who lacks social skills, esp. someone interested in technical things:

Gina’s brother is a complete nerd.
nerdy
adjective us /ˈnɜrd·i/

infml

He was a short, nerdy guy with glasses.

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