neckbeard

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

neck +‎ beard

Noun[edit]

neckbeard ‎(plural neckbeards)

  1. A style of facial hair wherein the beard is allowed to grow down the chin and is trimmed to an even length over the entirety of the face.
  2. (slang) A nerd; a dweeb.
    • 2011, Andrew Lunny, PhoneGap Beginner's Guide
      Many front-end web developers may not have implemented a web service before, leaving that boring stuff to the neckbeards and the sysadmins.

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