nerdy

[nur-dee]

adjective, nerd·i·er, nerd·i·est.

Slang. of or like a nerd.

Origin of nerdy

First recorded in 1975–80; nerd + -y1
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Word Origin and History for nerdy
adj.

1978, from nerd + -y (2). Related: Nerdiness.

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