In today’s parlance, a nerd is an exceptional studious or technically proficient person, but the original sense was that of a boring or very conventional person. The earliest known use of the word dates to 1951, when it appears in the 8 October issue of Newsweek:
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In Detroit, someone who once would be called a drip or a square is now, regrettably, a nerd.
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