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Nerd is a term often bearing a derogatory connotation or stereotype, that refers to a person who passionately pursues intellectual activities or esoteric knowledge rather than engaging in more social activities, such as organized sports. Therefore, a nerd is often excluded from physical activity and considered a loner by peers.

While the term is nearly synonymous with dork or geek in reference to passionate intellectual pursuits and social ineptitude, nerd has the added implication of being affable and amusing.

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