poindexter

n.

"nerdy intellectual," by 1986, U.S. teenager slang, from the character Poindexter, introduced 1959 in the made-for-TV cartoon version of "Felix the Cat."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Related Words for poindexter

geek, nerd, brain, grub, bookworm, grind, dweeb, poindexter, swotter

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  • She said this so naturally and quietly that Poindexter was deceived.

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte

  • Did Poindexter know it, or had he only entrapped her into the admission?

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte

  • For the moment she hated Poindexter for sharing that secret.

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte

  • She tried to recall Poindexter's words, even her own enthusiasm, but in vain.

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte

  • Poindexter had told her it was four miles to the shanty; she might walk there.

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte