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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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I prefer the kinder, nerdier, cuddlier Akiba-Kei [otaku].
With a squeaky voice and an Apple-logo baseball cap pulled down over his brow, he suggests a nerdier version of James Spader's videographer character in the movie "sex, lies, and videotape.
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).
These kids are no gookier, nerdier, weirder than kids one might find at any summer camp or on any college campus .
Usually, special agents Jennifer Marsh (Lane), a widowed single mother, and Griffith Dowd (Colin Hanks), her younger, nerdier partner, set their sights on sexual predators and credit-card scammers.
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 Lily doesn't get what she really needs--a new sense of meaning and direction--until she meets a nerdy physicist named Frank (Jim Fyfe, a little nerdier than he needs to be).
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.