nerd also nurd (nûrd)n. Slang.
- A foolish, inept, or unattractive person.
- A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.
[Perhaps after Nerd, a character in If I Ran the Zoo, by Theodor Seuss Geisel.]
Dr Seuss invented the term 'nerd!' How awesome is that?