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Is nerd a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word nerd is a Scrabble US word. The word nerd is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

N1E1R1D2

Is nerd a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word nerd is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

N1E1R1D2

Is nerd a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word nerd is a Words With Friends word. The word nerd is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

N2E1R1D2

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Valid words made from Nerd

You can make 15 words from 'nerd' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'nerd'

DERN 5NERD 5
REND 5 

3 letters words from 'nerd'

DEN 4END 4
ERN 3NED 4
RED 4REN 3

2 letters words from 'nerd'

DE 3ED 3
EN 2ER 2
NE 2RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of nerd

nerd enrd nred rned ernd rend nedr endr nder dner ednr denr nrde rnde ndre dnre rdne drne erdn redn edrn dern rden dren

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word nerd. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in nerd.

Definitions and meaning of nerd

nerd

Alternative forms

  • knurd (folk etymology, very rare)
  • nurd (very rare)

Etymology

Unknown. Attested since 1951 as US student slang.

  • Perhaps an alteration of nerts (nuts", "crazy); see references below.
  • The word, capitalized, appeared in 1950 in Dr. Seuss’s If I Ran the Zoo as the name of an imaginary animal:
    And then, just to show them, I’ll sail to Katroo / And bring back an It-Kutch, a Preep and a Proo, / A Nerkle, a Nerd and a Seersucker too!
  • Various unlikely folk etymologies and less likely backronymic speculations also exist.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: nûd, IPA(key): /nɜːd/
  • (US) enPR: nûrd, IPA(key): /nɝːd/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)d

Noun

nerd (plural nerds)

  1. (slang, sometimes derogatory) A person who is intellectual but generally introverted
    • 1953 Advertisement for "Businessman's Lunch", a play by Micheal Quinn, in Patricia Brown, Gloria Mundi
  2. (informal, sometimes derogatory) One who has an intense, obsessive interest in something.
    Synonyms: geek, otaku
  3. (slang, always derogatory) An unattractive, socially awkward, annoying, undesirable, and/or boring, person; a dork.
    Synonyms: dag (Australian), doofus, dork, dweeb, geek, goober, loser, propeller head, twerp
  4. (post-1980s) A member of a subculture revolving around video games, fantasy and science fiction, comic books and assorted media.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:dork

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • Online Etymology Dictionary

Further reading

  • nerd on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Nerds on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Anagrams

  • dern, rend

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English nerd.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nøːrt/

Noun

nerd m (plural nerds, diminutive nerdje n)

  1. nerd

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from English nerd.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nærd/, /nøːɖ/
  • Rhymes: -ærd, -øːɖ

Noun

nerd m (definite singular nerden, indefinite plural nerder, definite plural nerdene)

  1. a nerd

References

  • “nerd” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from English nerd.

Noun

nerd m (definite singular nerden, indefinite plural nerdar, definite plural nerdane)

  1. a nerd

References

  • “nerd” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Etymology

From English nerd.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛrt/

Noun

nerd m pers

  1. (derogatory) nerd (intellectual, skillful person, generally introverted)

Declension

Further reading

  • nerd in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • nerd in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English nerd.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛʁd͡ʒ/, /ˈnɛʁ.d͡ʒi/

Noun

nerd m, f (plural nerds)

  1. nerd (intellectual, introverted and quirky person)
    Synonyms: CDF, totó

Adjective

nerd (invariable, comparable)

  1. nerdy (who is a nerd)

Usage notes

Until recently, this word was somewhat pejorative. Nowadays it is used both negatively and positively.


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnerd/, [ˈnerð]

Noun

nerd m or f (plural nerds)

  1. nerd

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a person obsessed with computers at the expense of human interaction.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)