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(1) A shy person. The term comes from seeing a row of males or females lined up against a wall at a party rather than mingling. See nerd.
(2) An electronic device that must be frequently recharged at a power outlet.
A person who likes technical and scientific work and is typically introspective and sometimes antisocial. The origin of the term is sometimes attributed to an angry little man in Dr. Seuss's book "If I Ran the Zoo" in 1950. After the huge number of high-tech success stories in the 1990s, nerds made quite a leap forward in the social pecking order. The terms "nerd" and "geek" are used synonymously. See geek, nerd bird, entreprenerd and Nerd Street.
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