Also derp derp, herp derp [hurp durp] /ˈhɜrp ˈdɜrp/. (used as an inarticulate response to a foolish or awkward comment, action, person, etc.): I can’t believe he just said that. Derp.
a person or thing considered to be foolish or awkward.
foolish or awkward: pictures of animals making derp faces.
verb (used without object)
to act foolishly.
verb (used with object)
to make fun of, show to be foolish, etc.: I just got derped.
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Origin of derp
1995–2000; probably alteration of duh or der
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