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  • n  an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
  • n  an intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession

  • Former PTI reporter Benjamin Nugent, author of American Nerd: The Story of My People, is also worried about the Urkel effect, though he thinks Obama is less nerd than nerd-adjacent.
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  • Joe Quesada in FOXNews
    How great is that? The commander in chief to be is actually a nerd in chief,Quesada said. "It was really, really cool to see that we had a geek in the White House. We're all thrilled with that."
  • William Wulf in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
    One of the reasons has to do with the negative stereotype in engineering - the nerd drinking Cokes and eating Twinkies until 3 in the morning,said William Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineerin. "The really important...
  • DL Hughley in Newsweek
    He does look like the dude from 'Mad' magazine,Hughley joked of the Democratic presidential nominee in an interview with AP Television. "It's so funny because he ain't a cool dude to me. He's like a tall Urkel dude (the bespectacled nerd...

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