* nurd (very rare)
(en noun )
A person who is intellectual but generally introverted
* 1953 Advertisement for
“Businessman’s Lunch”, a play by Micheal Quinn, in Patricia Brown, Gloria Mundi
One who has an intense, obsessive interest in something.
- They particularly enjoy making fun of one of their fellows who is not present, whom they consider a hopeless nerd – until, that is, they learn he is engaged to marry the boss’s daughter.
- a computer nerd
An unattractive, socially awkward, annoying, undesirable, and/or boring, person; a dork.
- a comic-book nerd
- Only a nerd would wear yellow and blue stripes with green pants
- Nerds seem to have fun with each other, but in a way that causes others to laugh AT them.
- Why are you hanging out with that nerd ?
* (sense) dag (Australian), doofus, dork, dweeb, geek, goober, loser, propeller head, twerp,
* See also
* nerd out
Online Etymology Dictionary
* (<a href="https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Glossary
From (etyl) ferde, feord, furd, from (etyl) fyrd, fierd, . More at (l).
(en noun )
An army, a host.
* 1330 , Robert Mannyng, Chronicle
- With þe wille I go als felawes in ferd .
A military expedition.
* c. 1050 , The Paris Psalter
- (With thee will I go as fellows in a ferd .)
- Þeah þu mid us ne fare on fyrd …
A company, band, or group.
* c. 1400 ,
- (Though thou with us not fare on a ferd …)
- And foure scoure fyne shippes to the flete broght… with fyfty, in a furthe , all of fuerse vesell.
*1986 , Jack Arthur Walter Bennett, ?Douglas Gray, Middle English literature – Volume 1 – Page 89 :
- (And four score fine ships to the fleet brought… with fifty in a ferd , all of fierce vessel.)
- For him a lord (British or Roman) is essentially a leader of a ‘ferd’ (OE fyrd); […]
* This word in its Anglo-Saxon form, (l), is used historically in a technical sense.
From (etyl), from . More at (l).