dweeb

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 1968 US college slang, probably related to feeb. [1]

The 1980s backronym Dim-Witted Eastern-Educated Boor derives from apparent social and attitudinal differences between West Coast and East Coast US, and describes a stereotypical Ivy-league graduate from Harvard, Yale, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dweeb (plural dweebs)

  1. (US, slang, pejorative) A boring, studious, or socially inept person. [From 1968.]

Synonyms[edit]

  • See also Wikisaurus:dork
  • Sometimes used alongside nerd and geek, however dweeb does not carry the same connotations of intelligence.

Quotations[edit]

  • No way, man, the biggest dweeb of them all with . . . Marilyn!Edmund White, "My Women" [1]
  • There never is a Keanu but a dweeb looking at me – "If You Can't Dance", by the Spice Girls
  • I may be dumb, but I'm not a dweeb. – "Self-Esteem", by The Offspring.

References[edit]

  1. ^ dweeb at Etymonline

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