one and only
One's only love; one's only sweetheart. For example, He swore she was his one and only, but the detective following him knew better. [c. 1900]
Dork, Dweeb, Nerd, And Geek: Which One Are You?These names used to be roughly interchangeable when distinguishing the social outcasts from the in-crowd in school. Yet, those social rejects were destined to rule the world in the form of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, et al. “The geek shall inherit the earth,” indeed. Oh yeah, and billions of dollars. There’s a lot of overlap in meanings. Yet, some of these terms have …
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