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an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

an intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession

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Brian (Brady Corbet) is even nerdier than before, and obsessed to the point of social paralysis with learning what might have happened on that space ship.
assistants Stan (Mark Ruffalo playing against type as a techie nerd) and Patrick (an even nerdier Elijah Wood), and receptionist Mary (a blandly sincere Kirsten Dunst).
Sitting on his sofa in black-stockinged feet, he looks like a shorter, nerdier Orson Welles.
They bring even nerdier Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) in on their plan, which is almost foiled by two cops, played by Seth Rogen and Bill Hader - except they're almost as childish as the teenagers.
I remember a time when Netscape was the browser of choice for the discerning 'surfer' (although admittedly we were a far rarer, some might say nerdier, breed in those days).
But this has sadly been made obsolete by the Nordic cagoule; an altogether nerdier, less humorous get-up for an altogether nerdier, less humorous audience.