Definition of dork in English:


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Pronunciation: /dɔːk


1 informal A contemptible, socially inept person.
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  • They were a group made up mostly of men who were all nerds and geeks and dorks in high school who went on to become brilliant and funny and irresistible in college.
  • Most of the editors will readily admit to being any of the following: dorks, nerds, or geeks.
  • From dorks to geeks, and everything between, beer has something for everyone.
2North American vulgar slang A man’s penis.


1960s (originally US): perhaps a variant of dirk, influenced by dick1.



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  • I was torn between wanting to thump my workmate for being so rubbish and laughing at the sheer dorkiness of it all.
  • Also, the dorkiness and vulnerability of the characters are portrayed with subtlety and affection.
  • Yes, we've all had our dorky, private moments, but this poor kid is living the nightmare of having his private dorkiness projected across the world to giggling Web users.


adjective (dorkier, dorkiest)
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  • I was kind of dorky and tongue-tied, and he was the very essence of charm itself, talking about how television had changed since his days back at the very start of it all.
  • You may feel safe in your silent bubble and, sure, being a timid chica can sometimes save you from some pretty dorky maneuvers.
  • Or do you mumble it like people do when they're into dorky stuff?

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