1. an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

Similar word(s): dweeb, grind, swot, wonk

Definition categories: person, assimilator, learner, scholar

2. an intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession

Definition categories: person, expert

Sentences with nerd as a noun:

- a computer nerd

- a comic-book nerd

- Only a nerd would wear yellow and blue stripes with green pants.

- Nerds seem to have fun with each other, but in a way that causes others to laugh at them.

- Why are you hanging out with that nerd?