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Geek

Informal and somewhat derogatory; a new hire at a Wall Street trading firm. The term was popularized by the book Liar's Poker, which describes the author's experience as a bond trader on Wall Street in the 1980s.
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sale of managed services through the Nerd Force franchise network.
A nerd is a "pejorative applied to anyone with an above-average IQ and few gifts at small talk and ordinary social rituals," while a geek is "a person who has chosen concentration rather than conformity; one who pursues skill (especially technical skill) and imagination, not mainstream social acceptance.
A Web-based Instrument to Model Social Norms: NERD Design and Results" Journal of Integrated Assessment [forthcoming in 2006].
Mercifully, nerds can still be identified by their attire.
Joe Pasquale was a truly vile nerd in ill-fitting trousers who had the audience squirming and howling with laughter at his revolting antics.
My use of the ideal type of the nerd reflects the everyday practice of my research subjects themselves.
About Nerd Rage News Nerd Rage News is a Nerd and Geek oriented news portal created by Steve Wollett.
Everybody can think like a nerd, act like a nerd and dress like a nerd on that day.
The Nerd Girl network formed in 2008 at an IBM Lotusphere event when conference organisers - women - noticed the gender split and encouraged the group's development by inviting the women to host sessions and panels.
My dictionary's definition of the word nerd is "a person, especially a man, who is not attractive and awkward or socially embarrassing.
The year before, Bill Gates, the mega-billionaire philanthropist and computer nerd stood here.