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derp Syllabification: derp

Definition of derp in English:


(also herp derp)
Used as a substitute for speech regarded as meaningless or stupid, or to comment on a foolish or stupid action: Lower tax rates and far lower job creation. Derp they will probably go “herp derp downloading ROMs is bad”
More example sentences
  • Not much point boycotting the company anymore if the reason for boycotting has gone away...derp.
  • I imagine the anti-cop set will say "why wasn't he arrested derp derp?"
  • Someone with over 2,500 posts calling ME a troll. Derp.


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Foolishness or stupidity: the derp heard outside apparently was only the tip of the iceberg
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  • Campbell, a senior at the school, took the initiative on her own to make sure that future classes aren't subjected to that level of derp.
  • I keep hoping they'll have an epiphany, but what I see instead is their irresistible urge to double down on the derp.
  • Well, this was my first visit to the site and the sheer mass of derp in the comments does not exactly entice me to return.


1990s: probably an alteration of dur or duh.

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