nerdlet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nerd +‎ -let

Noun[edit]

nerdlet (plural nerdlets)

  1. (slang, sometimes pejorative) A young or unimportant nerd.
    • 2000, Paula Danziger, Snail Mail No More, Scholastic (2000), ISBN 0439063361, page 67:
      It would be nice to have a little nerdlet in the house who absolutely adores me ... which, if it is a girl, I can teach to accessorize.
    • 2010, Molly Price, White Trash Princess, AuthorHouse (2010), ISBN 9781452096926, page 71:
      She and her hubby go to the high school football games every Friday night, and every week she calls to tell me about a little high school nerdlet that sits near them.
    • 2013, Lisa Montgomery Kennedy, The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses, Thomas Dunne Books (2013), ISBN 9781250017475, page 146:
      It was looking to be a stunning occasion, my coming-out party as a dirty debutante, and a family affair where my brother and his two besties from high school got to see this nerdlet all growds up on a national stage kicking MAC-smothered ass.

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