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Classic Slang Terms for Nerds and Geeks

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn Where the Words Geek and Nerd Came From Text Version Before “geek”, “nerd”, “dork”, etc, the proper terms for these same ragamuffins were “Dewdroppers”, “Waldos”, and “Slackers”.  Other common old slang words that were somewhat similar in meaning: pantywaist, oil can, drip, stinkeroo, mullet, roach, schnookle, kook, dimp, dorf, squid, auger, square, […]

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