According to Wikipedia, nerd is a descriptive term, often used pejoratively, indicating that a person is overly intellectual, obsessive, or socially impaired. The urban dictionary defines a nerd as someone whose IQ exceeds his weight.
Are nerds always smart?
Technological prowess was never a requirement to be a nerd; only that the nerd be extremely intelligent in any academic area to which they paid attention while ignoring the trivial social scene. Despite being less cool, nerd has definitely achieved a trendier and more complimentary status than dork and dweeb.
What does it mean to be called a nerd?
1 : a person who is socially awkward, unattractive, or not fashionable. 2 : a person who is extremely interested in technical or intellectual subjects. Other Words from nerd. nerdy / ˈnər-dē / adjective.
What is the difference between a smart person and a nerd?
As nouns the difference between nerd and smart is that nerd is a person who is intellectual but generally introverted while smart is a sharp, quick, lively pain; a sting.