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Definition of nerk in English:


British informal
A foolish, objectionable, or insignificant person: you little nerk
More example sentences
  • Unusually in a British sitcom, Fletch is not a fool; although he is occasionally outdone, we respect him for his sharp wits and his refusal to ‘let the nerks grind you down’.
  • No, as usual, my ire is reserved for the utterly inhuman nerks who work in marketing.
  • Homeless wasters and smelly drug addled nerks who have done nothing with their free education, insisted upon by the state, and who have abused such education as they have had, and their basic nous, enough to end up in the gutter in one of the richest societies the world has ever seen, are not getting one iota of sympathy from me.


1950s: of uncertain origin; compare with nerd and jerk1.

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